For better or worse – almost always the latter – the Browns simply can’t seem to help themselves and the franchise took another risk with a top pick in the draft.
Thursday night, the Browns selected Baker Mayfield with the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
SB Nation’s Cleveland Browns site, Dawgs by Nature, shared a tee shirt that celebrates the reigning Heisman winner’s arrival. It depicts one of the Heisman winner’s most infamous moments.
After Oklahoma crushed Ohio State 45-24 in mid-September, Mayfield grabbed an OU flag and proceeded to run around the field in Ohio Stadium before planting it at midfield inside the Block O.
The shirt has a flag planted in the ground with the slogan “LET’S GET BAKED” in the Brown’s color scheme and will cost fans $25.
Just released! Get your #Browns shirts now to celebrate Cleveland selecting QB @BakerMayfield at No. 1 overall, paying homage to his planting of the flag moment. All sizes available >> https://t.co/Mf6TbIvOkY pic.twitter.com/mDRYYr291b
— Dawgs By Nature (@DawgsByNature) April 27, 2018
It’s only fitting the Browns would select a Buckeye with the No. 4 pick. Ohio State CB Denzel Ward didn’t appreciate the gesture, but it sounds like he’s willing to get past it.
Denzel Ward on new teammate Baker Mayfield: "I definitely love and respect Baker Mayfield's competitive nature. I obviously didn't like the planting of the flag at Ohio State, but we're on the same team now. So we've got a new mission to accomplish."#Browns
— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) April 27, 2018
Speaking of flags, there have been a few red flags surrounding Mayfield as a result of multiple incidents both off and on-the-field. His behavior has garnered comparisons to Johnny Manziel, the Browns top pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.