Baker Mayfield Takes A Shot At Browns ‘Fans’ Who Want The Team To Trade For Deshaun Watson

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Only in Cleveland.

A fan base that’s been starved for any sort of success for decades finally got some in 2020. The Browns went 11-5, beat their biggest rival in a Wild Card game in Pittsburgh, and took the reigning Super Bowl Champion Chiefs to the limit in the divisional round.

Many think the Browns are on the upswing, and it’s tough to go anywhere in Cleveland and not see someone sporting some type of Browns apparel.

And yet, some Browns fans still LOVE to over analyze, and many are in the process of doing that again with the team’s quarterback.

Baker Mayfield is coming off his best season as a pro, sporting a 95.9 quarterback rating, throwing for 26 touchdowns and eight picks, and showing the moxie that Browns fans have been wanting to see from a quarterback for years.

That’s not stopping some Browns fans from wanting the team to sell the farm and go after unhappy Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, who Thursday ‘officially’ requested a trade away from the Texans.

From debating it on sports talk radio to talking about it on social media, fans seem torn on who they want under center for the Browns in 2021.

It’s something that’s not lost on Mayfield, who has seen the debate unfold on social media.

Mayfield took to Twitter to give his two cents on the situation, going so far as to question how much fandom some people really have for the Brown and Orange.

As expected, the Browns themselves haven’t said anything about Watson, and the Jets and Dolphins seem like the front runners to land him.

Meanwhile, Mayfield will continue to try and win over the fan base. He may have already changed the minds of many non-believers, but he evidently still has a ways to go to win over everyone.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."


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  1. I don’t know if Watson would be an upgrade. Watson’s stats with DeShaun Watkins and a solid RB are the same as Kyler Murray’s stats with the same receiver and RB, and Murray was only in his second year. But somewhere there is this myth that Watson has had nobody to play with his entire career.

    Besides, Watson said he wants to go to the Jets. Let him.

  2. As a long suffering Browns fan, who was at the drive and the fumble, I appreciate Baker for his passion for turning around a losing franchise,and not asking for a trade after it looked hopeless last year, like Watkins. Baker is a fighter that embodies the real Cleveland fan! not someone looking for click bate.

  3. The two years prior to Baker arriving they won a total of 1 game total Baker has done well considering he has had 3 different head coaches not the greatest especially for a rookie. I like Baker and this new coach looks to be on the right track he should continue to improve.

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