Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield has become a much-needed hero for a Cleveland sports fanbase that lost LeBron James. And following the Browns' firing of head coach Hue Jackson, Mayfield has not been shy about his feeling for his former head coach, especially when he signed with the rival Cincinnati Bengals just weeks later. During their Week 16 matchup, Mayfield stared down Jackson on the sidelines as he ran down the field. His actions caused an uproar from many in the sports media world, but Mayfield let everyone know that he doesn't care about the criticism one bit:
Baker Mayfield addressed his staredown with Hue Jackson and did not back down pic.twitter.com/mSVpee5qXt— 12upSports (@12upSports) December 26, 2018
Short, sweet, and to the point.
Mayfield has played with a chip on his shoulder ever since he was written off and transferred from Texas Tech to Oklahoma during his college playing career. If his history has shown us anything, it's that he's played at a higher level when he's emotionally driven.
#Browns QB Baker Mayfield on media overreacting to his Hue Jackson stare down: "I don't get why people have a problem with football being a competitive sport. You're supposed to play with passion. If people don't like it..... whatever." (via @KeithBritton86)— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) December 26, 2018
He's said it once, and he'll say it again: he's not looking to make fans outside of the Cleveland locker room, and he'll continue to play his way. Sorry, Hue. Baker gonna Baker.