A couple of weeks ago a photo of Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield along with four other NFL players hanging out shirtless on the water surfaced on the internet and made the 24-year-old Mayfield look like he’s the only one in the pic who is not a professional athlete.
Check it out. Doesn’t it look like Mayfield is just a random guy who accidentally wandered into the background just as a photo was being taken of four NFL players?
Next year he’s going to be “swim with your shirt on” guy.— Krawlers (@Bangers_N_Mash) January 31, 2020
In Mayfield’s defense, I presented this photo…
Over the weekend, however, someone with a little more swag than myself also jumped to Mayfield’s defense: Giants running back Saquon Barkley, who along with Sterling Shepard and other players appeared in the photo.
“He’s a quarterback, he’s not supposed to be shredded,” said Barkley when asked about the pic.
“We in off-season, he’s gonna have time to get his body right. He can throw the ball 80 yards. That’s the only thing that matters.”
LOL… the offseason literally just started. That’s not exactly a great excuse, but yeah, all that matters is how Mayfield throws the ball – as long as it’s being thrown to the right team, which was a problem in 2019 for the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner.
Mayfield also has another important person in his corner, new Browns offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt.
“Playing against him for the last two years, you see the type of competitor he is,” Van Pelt said in a news release. “The type of player he is on the field, loves the game, plays it with passion, those are all the things you’re looking for in a great player.”
So he’s got that going for him, which is nice.
Man, didn’t know how close I was to having a professional athlete’s body.— Anthony Boley (@therealaboley) February 1, 2020