Baker Mayfield says comments about Daniel Jones were misinterpreted
Baker Mayfield saw his name pop up in headlines again on Tuesday because of a recent comment he made that many took as an insult to Daniel Jones, but the Cleveland Browns quarterback says the media is twisting his words.
As part of a lengthy profile for GQ, Mayfield said he was in disbelief that the New York Giants drafted former Duke star Daniel Jones with the sixth overall pick this year. Mayfield said the decision “blows my mind,” but apparently he did not mean that in a bad way.
Shortly after the comment went viral, Mayfield took to Instagram to explain that he was talking about the flaws of evaluating quarterbacks. He also said he was surprised that the Cleveland Browns used the No. 1 overall pick on him.
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Mayfield knows what it feels like to be doubted, so it seems unlikely that he would take a shot at Jones for being drafted higher than expected. He knows a lot of people said the same about him, so if anything he should feel like him and Jones have a lot in common. Plus, Jones hasn’t even played a down in a real NFL game yet.
Mayfield has done a number of interviews this offseason, so he can’t be surprised by the headlines they have generated — whether accurate or not. Even though he addressed the remarks about Jones, he seems to genuinely enjoy most of the so-called “click bait.“