On Wednesday afternoon, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield abruptly left a meeting with reporters.
Mayfield was clearly upset with a question from one reporter regarding a drive late in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots. The former Oklahoma star snapped at the reporter before walking off.
“Was I happy with that drive? No, we didn’t score points. That’s the dumbest question you could ask,” Mayfield said.
The clip immediately went viral on social media, showing the brash personality of the Browns quarterback.
He didn’t wait long to reply. Mayfield took to Twitter with a message for fans – and critics.
“Everybody wants to hear the truth until they actually get it,” Mayfield said. “I am who I am and always have been. Don’t call it emotional when it’s convenient and then passion when it fits. I care about winning, so yeah I’m frustrated. If I was to act like it’s okay to lose, then y’all would say that I’ve gotten complacent. My sense of urgency is at an all time high. And if I offend anybody along the way…that’s too bad,” Mayfield said.
say that I’ve gotten complacent. My sense of urgency is at an all time high. And if I offend anybody along the way… that’s too bad
— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) October 30, 2019
Mayfield and the Browns have struggled to move the ball this season. After he set the rookie record for passing touchdowns last season – and the Browns added Odell Beckham Jr. – Cleveland’s offense has failed to live up to expectations.
Clearly the frustrations are starting to boil over in Cleveland. Luckily for the Browns, they face off against a Denver Broncos set to field a backup quarterback.