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Baker Mayfield's Criticism of Nick Bosa's Flag Plant is Beyond Hypocritical

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 07: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns looks on from the sidelines against the San Francisco 49ers during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Levi's Stadium on October 07, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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It would appear that Baker Mayfield still hasn't learned to keep his mouth shut, even just days removed from a humiliating defeat on national television where he finished 8-of-22 for 100 yards to go with two interceptions and a lost fumble against the 49ers.

As we know, San Francisco's rookie edge rusher Nick Bosa savagely trolled Cleveland's sophomore quarterback on MNF by reviving Mayfield's 2017 flag pant against Bosa's Ohio State Buckeyes after sacking him to close out the first half.

Fast forward to Wednesday, and Baker was asked to comment on the 2019 No. 2 overall pick's banter, and his response was staggeringly hypocritical.

Come on, man.

We know that Mayfield is not one to shy away from sticking up for himself or take a shot at a particular cynic, but it's really OK to accept defeat sometimes. Bosa got the best of you in this one. Roll with the punches and do your best to one-up him next time around. He didn't, and made himself look like a fool...for the second time in 72 hours.

The worst part is, is that Mayfield delivered this laughable quote on a day where the majority of the media was on his side after Richard Sherman proved to exaggerate the story of him not shaking hands ahead of Monday night's clash.

Baker needs to come to terms with the fact that his arrogance, which he indisputably thrives on most of the time, will not always win the game of chaffing.