Of all the things to nit-pick about. Baker Mayfield had just won his first NFL game and handed the Cleveland Browns their first win in 635 days. Afterward, he came out of the locker room for an interview on NFL Network, and like many young people these days he was messaging someone on his phone.
Apparently, that’s an abominable thing for an NFL quarterback to have done. At least, that’s what Jason McIntyre and Colin Cowherd got out of the entire thing.
Are we really doing this again with Baker Mayfield? pic.twitter.com/bspBwokajI
— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) September 21, 2018
These two dudes were just absolutely stunned that Mayfield was on his phone. McIntyre assumed it had everything to do with Mayfield’s obviously gigantic ego, saying he just had to immediately hit social media to see what everyone had to say about him.
But he didn’t bother checking…
@TheHerd Jason McIntyre makes me throw up a lil every time he talks!! Mayfield phone comment very negligent!!! Joy T asked did U even check to see if he was on social media??? Jm says noooo!! Baker made darnold look like a bust!!!
— Gh (@Gh66853600) September 21, 2018
Just maybe, the young man was messaging his parents. Or whatever.
It’s important to remember that Mayfield and Cowherd have quite a bit of history.
Cowherd is one of the people who has doubted Mayfield the most, and this isn’t the first time he’s come out with some ridiculous criticism. Not surprisingly, the quarterback wasn’t interested in sharing any of last night’s glory with the talk-show host.
Baker Mayfield hurling Colin Cowherd disses on national tv. I love this man. pic.twitter.com/RjWYXUHyxi
— Zach Dean (@ZachDeanDBNJ) September 21, 2018
Back to McIntyre and Cowherd’s comments about having a phone in his hands last night — WHAT WAS HE THINKING?!?!?!? — fans on social media were pretty upset about it all.
When wrong, double and triple down.
— Terry Biggs (@TeeBiggs) September 21, 2018
— #BLACKLIVESMATTER (@MaaadddMiC) September 21, 2018
Call the sanitation department, we need an emergency pickup for the crap spewing out of his mouth
— Patrick Schmidt (@PatrickASchmidt) September 21, 2018
OMG please stop breaking down Baker Mayfield over dumb crap!!! How dare he have his phone in his hand on the way to the NFL Network set after the game !?! Get out of here with that garbage!!
— Nikki Knaggs (@pittys_mom) September 21, 2018