Colin Cowherd has notoriously picked apart Baker Mayfield ever since the Brown drafted him first overall in the 2018 NFL Draft. Cowherd is not a big believer in Mayfield and Mayfield isn’t a fan of the FOX Sports radio host, to put it lightly.
Earlier last week on a day that ended in y, Cowherd took his latest shot at the Browns quarterback suggesting that if he didn’t have a solid outing against the Titans then the franchise would “move off of him.”
Not that this was the first bulletin board material Cowherd has laid in Mayfield’s lap over the years, this particular recipe seemed to work for the QB as he threw for 334 yards and four touchdowns in Cleveland’s 41-35 win in Nashville.
During his show on Monday, Cowherd did the unthinkable and said actual positive things about Mayfield. While he didn’t say that he’s now driving the Mayfield hype bus, he explained that his performance on Sunday was the first time he watched him and thought that he could lead the Browns to a win in the playoffs.
"Yesterday was the first time I watched Baker Mayfield and thought he could win a playoff game."@ColinCowherd reacts to Browns' win over Titans: pic.twitter.com/VzYd9NxljD
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) December 7, 2020
If the sun doesn’t come up tomorrow or the sky turns green or something, Cowherd complimenting Mayfield is the reason behind it all.
Cowherd has never been one to shy away from making outlandish claims about players, it’s why he’s paid so much money to talk into a microphone each day. Having said that, many of his claims about Mayfield being a ‘bust’ aren’t all that crazy.
Prior to this season, Mayfield had just one four touchdown game to his game since joining the Browns, this season he’s had two, one of which he threw five touchdowns in. Mayfield was also abysmal last season throwing 22 touchdowns and 21 interceptions with plenty of weapons to use around him. This season he’s taken a leap in the right direction, however, with 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Mayfield has the Browns trending toward a playoff berth, which would be their first since 2003. Accomplishing that feat and breaking that curse would be one thing, but if he can lead Cleveland to a playoff win, something it hasn’t done since 1994, Cowherd won’t be the only doubter to come around on Mayfield.