Baker Mayfield feeds off of people doubting him, and no reporter has gotten under his skin more than ESPN Cleveland Browns reporter Tony Grossi. Mayfield and Grossi's feud goes back to 2017, when Grossi compared Mayfield to Johnny Manziel - adding that the Browns should not go near him in the NFL Draft.
This week, Grossi appears to have ticked off Mayfield again.
Aaron Goldhammer of ESPN Cleveland tweeted out a quote from Grossi, in which he suggests that former Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is "more like" Manziel than Mayfield. Mayfield isn't having it.
Mayfield responded to the tweet, noting that Grossi said he'd retire if the Browns drafted Mayfield. Here's what Mayfield had to say:
"He also said he would retire if the Browns drafted me. So does anything he say have truth to it? Couldn’t be more any more wrong. There is no comparison to even be made about Kyler. He’s a winner and if you don’t see that, something is wrong with you."
Mayfield, in a second tweet, tagged Grossi - to make sure it didn't seem like he was avoiding confrontation.
Murray, meanwhile, is one of the most interesting NFL prospects in years. He turned down guaranteed MLB money to enter the NFL Draft, despite the fact that there is no guarantee that he'll be a first round. It's going to be fascinating to see where he lands.