Baker Mayfield Out Here Ripping Daniel Jones Proves He's Far From a Professional

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - AUGUST 17:  Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Brown walks off the field prior to a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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It goes without saying that there were a profusion of skeptics, pundits, and fans who all thought the New York Giants reached by selecting Daniel Jones with the No. 6 overall pick back in April.

What we didn't know, however, is that there is one particular NFL player who has a problem with the audacious draft pick: Baker Mayfield.

The Cleveland Browns quarterback was being interviewed by GQ when an ESPN segment about Jones came on his television. Baker subsequently went out of his way to lambaste the former Duke gunslinger.

“I cannot believe the Giants took Daniel Jones,” said Mayfield. "It blows my mind. Some people overthink it. That's where people go wrong. They forget you've gotta win.”

For starters, this is all just laughable because Baker is clearly forgetting that he, too, is technically a loser at the NFL level thanks to a 6-7 record.

And if you're wondering why his scorning of DJ seems like a rarity in the league, that's because it is. Even if certain players don't particularly rate the skills or potential of other players, they still find it in their heart to keep things civil -- even if the sincerity isn't real -- because it's the professional thing to do.

Folks, the former Heisman Trophy winner wasn't even asked about Jones, and he still managed to mock the rookie QB, a guy who hasn't even played a down in the regular season... but has showcased a near-flawless preseason, by the way.

Consummate professionals just don't pull stuff like this, and Baker proved with these comments that he has a lot of maturing to do if he wants to become one.