That player is kicker Rodrigo Blankenship, who’s trying out with the team this offseason. On Tuesday, a clip of an interaction between the two went viral.
It’s easy to see why Mayfield would be mad. The gunslinger’s final collegiate game came against Blankenship’s alma mater, Georgia.
That playoff game was a thriller, with the Bulldogs coming out on top by a score of 54-48. Mayfield and the Sooners jumped out to an early lead in that matchup, leading 31-17 at the half.
UGA stormed back in the second half to force overtime, where they’d eventually prevail.
While Mayfield played admirably, throwing for 287 yards and a pair of touchdowns, it wasn’t enough. One reason for that was the performance of Rodrigo Blankenship.
Not only did he drill a 55-yard field goal on the final play of the first half, but he also connected on a field goal in overtime to keep the game going.
Baker Mayfield hasn’t forgotten, and on Tuesday, he let Blankenship know.
This is great: Kicker Rodrigo Blankenship is trying out for the #Bucs.
Blankenship made a couple of clutch FGs for Georgia when they beat Mayfield in the 2018 Rose Bowl.
Mayfield upon seeing him today: “I still don’t like you.” 🤣
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) June 13, 2023
“I still don’t like you,” Mayfield quipped while shaking the kicker’s hand.
Fans were quick to comment on the interaction.
“Knowing Baker, he actually meant it,” one person joked.
“He’s still salty,” another tweet read.
Georgia would go on to play for a national championship, losing in dramatic fashion to Alabama. Mayfield would later become the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft.
Now, both are looking to revive their professional careers in Tampa. Hopefully, they can put their differences aside should Blankenship make the squad.