NFL Fans Were Fed Up With Kirk Herbstreit’s Love Affair With Baker Mayfield On Thursday Night Football

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock until now, you’ve probably heard about Baker Mayfield’s incredible performance on Thursday Night Football for the Los Angeles Rams.

Mayfield, who had been on the Rams roster for just 48 hours, led LA to a comeback victory after trailing the Las Vegas Raiders 16-3 with under four minutes remaining. It was, honestly, a remarkable showing by Mayfield. He finished the night 22-of-35 for 230 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions.

He also celebrated in perfect Baker Mayfield fashion.

For a guy who has been through a lot in the last year of his career, it was a pretty cool moment.

But for a while, it didn’t look like it would be such a happy story. Yes, Mayfield looked solid. Which is, in its own right, impressive given the circumstance. But entering the final minutes of the game, it looked like the Rams and Mayfield were dead in the water. Don’t tell that to Thursday Night Football commentator Kirk Herbstreit though.

Fans Hammer Kirk Herbstreit Over Nonstop Praise For Bakey Mayfield

Herbstreit spent most of the night drooling over Mayfield, even when it appeared his efforts were futile. Incomplete pass? No matter, Herbstreit was impressed that Mayfield was working through reads. Near interception? “Just look at Mayfield’s arm strength!”

Even as someone who considers themself a fan of Herbstreit’s commentary, it quickly got old. So Twitter did as Twitter does and quickly fired off a ton of tweets slamming the ESPN and Amazon prime commentator.

Ultimately, Herbstreit and Mayfield got the last laugh. And it appears that Mayfield has the inside track to the Rams starting job for the rest of the season so long as Matthew Stafford is out. But it’s still pretty wild to hear a No. 1 overall pick and Heisman Trophy winner talked about as if he were Kurt Warner straight from the supermarket onto the field.