Baker Mayfield’s past comments about Daniel Jones are going viral online. The remarks are recirculating following the quarterbacks’ recent contract agreements.
The disparity between those deals is massive, and one that Mayfield likely didn’t predict when the original comments were made. Fans have been quick to react on social media.
In an article with GQ back in 2019, Mayfield discussed draft day evaluations made by NFL organizations. More specifically, he focused on the thought process that goes into picking a signal caller.
At the time, New York had used a first-round selection on Daniel Jones, which was initially met with criticism by fans and media. Mayfield singled out Jones in that interview, saying the following:
Near our booth, a SportsCenter segment about the New York Giants catches Mayfield’s eye. “I cannot believe the Giants took Daniel Jones,” Mayfield says, about New York’s much-maligned draft-day decision to spend the sixth pick on the quarterback from Duke (whose college record was a measly 17–19). “Blows my mind.”
I tell Mayfield that I’m mystified that so many supposedly expert quarterback scouts seem unable to predict what makes a good NFL quarterback.
“Some people overthink it,” Mayfield says. “That’s where people go wrong. They forget you’ve gotta win.”
Many immediately took it as a shot at Jones, though Mayfield defended his statement after the fact.
In an attempt to clarify, he posted a message online.
Baker Mayfield responded on Instagram to his quote about Daniel Jones: “Full quote for you people that don’t understand the media is making a story.” pic.twitter.com/UuczdRriJx
— The Sporting News (@sportingnews) August 20, 2019
While Mayfield may have meant no harm, considering his own No. 1 draft position was largely criticized, the NFL world ran with the remarks.
With both passers recently landing new contracts, the quote is making its way back around the internet.
Those contracts are vastly different. Mayfield landed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Bucs worth up to $8.5 million while Jones just signed a massive four-year contract valued at $160 million to stay in New York.
Many fans have posted the same reaction online.
Daniel Jones somewhere laughing obnoxiously at Baker Mayfield right now.
— Colb (@___Colb___) March 15, 2023
After Baker Mayfield’s comments when the Giants drafted Daniel Jones, him getting 8.5 million and DJ getting 40 is the type of cosmic justice we can all appreciate.
— Nick (@entp_) March 15, 2023
Remember when Baker Mayfield made fun of the Giants for drafting Daniel Jones?
Let’s just say it didn’t work out for Baker.
— Peter Laffin 🙏 (@petermlaffin) March 15, 2023
Tough look for Baker Mayfield, who’s now joining his fourth different team since 2021. Safe to say that Daniel Jones got the last laugh.