Rex Ryan: Baker Mayfield is ‘overrated as hell’
Don’t count Rex Ryan as a big Baker Mayfield fan.
The former NFL coach blasted Mayfield on Monday, dubbing him “overrated as hell” on ESPN’s Get Up.
— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) September 23, 2019
Ryan branded Mayfield a “one-read guy” and questioned what he’s even doing right at this stage in his career. It’s a pretty far cry from a quarterback who was tipped by some as an MVP candidate before the season started.
Mayfield has started 2019 with three touchdowns and five interceptions in his first three games. His defenders will likely point out that Cleveland’s offensive line has done him zero favors so far, and he’s a one-read and improvise guy because if he doesn’t start moving after about two seconds, he’s directly in the line of fire from opposing pass-rushers.
If there’s one thing we know about Mayfield, it’s that he’d use a quote like this as motivation. He certainly doesn’t mind being doubted.