We’ve heard a lot of things about Baker Mayfield during the course of the past year. Some of it has been incredibly touching. Some of it has cast a shadow on the young man. But on Tuesday Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson shared an anecdote that was new to us, and we just had to pass it along.
Hue Jackson on Baker Mayfield: I feel like he's a Pied Piper of Oklahoma football. When he walked into the bldg, he made this sound – kind of went hee hee — & all the players in the bldg started going hee hee and here we go. Most unbelievable thing I've ever seen. .
— Tony Grossi (@TonyGrossi) March 27, 2018
DANG IT, now I’m doing it, too!
Pied Piper, indeed.
Though, Browns fans didn’t exactly react to this little story with enthusiasm, taking it to mean Jackson is high on Mayfield.
— Nick Hawks (@nickhawks411) March 27, 2018
And the number one overall pick reveals himself pic.twitter.com/nDDOAcK1tj
— Kazzy (@kazzythekid) March 27, 2018
— chaser (@chaser84) March 27, 2018
dumbest thing I've ever heard from a coach regarding a possible draft pick. who cares about that crap? hee hee? that's what Hue notices, great. were screwed.
— P.M.H. (@pmh9946) March 27, 2018
— Nick Donnell (@Livejusttoball) March 27, 2018
— Chaz Weatherford (@WeatherfordChaz) March 27, 2018
Clearly, the fans in Cleveland are not feeling warm and fuzzy about their team’s chances of landing a franchise passer. When Sam Darnold was rumored to be “a lock” at No. 1 for the Browns following his pro day last week, there were some pretty negative reactions to that as well.
It’s going to be fun, from an outsider’s perspective, to see what the Browns end up doing.