Baker Mayfield Takes Another Shot At Colin Cowherd After Playoff Win

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Just a week ago, the Browns clinched a playoff spot thanks to Baker Mayfield’s third-down play call dedicated to Colin Cowherd. After the Browns stomped on the Steelers in the Wild Card game Sunday night, the quarterback had something else for the Fox Sports personality.

During his postgame Zoom session with reporters, Mayfield stopped himself before answering the first question and made sure to turn his hat backwards to take another shot at Cowherd, who doesn’t like that Mayfield sometimes wears his hat backwards.

Cowherd spent part of his Friday show focused on how Mayfield and his backward hat appeared during a Zoom call as the Browns prepared to face the Steelers.

“Hmm interesting. Wearing his hat backwards. What happened to Carson Wentz’s season when he went to the podium with his hat on backwards? Oooooh, your bad. His season unraveled. 

“We went and looked at Aaron Rodgers this morning. Twenty-two times we have footage of him at a podium or on TV this year. Beanie or hat on forwards.

“I will tell you the quarterbacks I like this weekend: Big Ben, hat forward. Brees, always hat forward. Lamar Jackson doesn’t wear a hat. Brady, last 15 years, hat forward. Goff plays hat forward. And Josh Allen, to this point, though he’s young, has been hat forward. 

“Look at that [photo of Baker wearing hat backwards on a Zoom meeting.] It just says, ‘Playoff loss,’ doesn’t it? Doesn’t that just say, ‘Down 12, sack, fumble, minute and a half to play’? Doesn’t say, ‘Playoff winner’ to me. Says, ‘Things are unraveling in Pittsburgh this weekend.'”

Mayfield responded with a three-touchdown performance and a 48-37 victory over the Steelers. And he did his postgame press conference with the hat on backwards. Take that, Cowturd!


Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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  1. I was thinking about taking the Browns +9.5. But if their loser QB is worried about Colin Coherd maybe not. Needing motivation is one thing. You play for the loser Browns. That should be all the motivation you need.

  2. Good for Baker Cowherd is just annoying prior to him arriving they won oh yeah 1 game in two seasons 12-5 this season so far in Bakers first three years they have won more games than the previous seven seasons and that’s with 3 different head coaches.

  3. I think Colin is just having some fun, he’s a comedian who talks sports for a living. Good for him. And Good for Baker, I was a Baker doubter since OU did the disappearing act in the second half of the Rose Bowl, I thought he was a “system guy”. With the right Head Coach and “system” Baker is a stud at the pro level.

    I’ve had nothing but respect for Baker, Stefanski, and Garrett since they curb stomped my Colts a few months ago. The Browns are no fluke, If Andy Reid pulls an Andy Reid this weekend, the Browns will beat them.

  4. It would be funny if both these guys end up having a beer together in the offseason toasting each other over how much money this makes for both of them due to an increase in hits, likes, emojis, retweets, posts on so many sports sites.

    As far as the “hat on backward” goes, it is merely a casual fashion statement. It is a fashion statement because a hat with a bill has the primary function to shield the sun or light source. You can also wear your pants below your butt. Neither makes much sense to me.

  5. I like Mayfield a lot, even when he was at OU. And I’m
    A UT guy. He busts his butt, has moxie and is a leader. No, he’s probably not a top ten QB, but he’s a winner and he has the drive to get there. Cowherd on the other hand while smart, is the very definition of “often wrong, never in doubt”.

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