Baker Mayfield gets support from social media amid trade speculation
The life of an NFL player can change drastically. From helping the Cleveland Browns to their first playoff win since 1994, Baker Mayfield became the subject of trade speculation Tuesday as the Browns flirted with trading for troubled Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.
In response to the rumors, Mayfield broke his social media hiatus to share his feelings on the matter on Twitter and Instagram.
With many uncertainties, here is where my head and heart is. pic.twitter.com/psipN96cmh
— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) March 16, 2022
Mayfield’s time in Cleveland hasn’t been smooth, but the former No. 1 overall pick helped make Browns football competitive again. In his time with Cleveland, Mayfield helped it achieve its first winning season since 2007. The 11-5 record in the 2020 season marked the third time since 1994 that the Cleveland Browns had a winning record. 1994 also was the last time the Browns had won a playoff game until Cleveland beat the Steelers in 2020.
In that AFC wild-card game, Mayfield threw for 263 yards and three touchdowns in the Browns’ 48-37 win over the Steelers.
While 2021 didn’t go as Mayfield and Cleveland would have liked, Mayfield played through several injuries throughout the season according to Joe Rivera of the Sporting News.
As trade speculation ramped up yesterday, fans of the Cleveland Browns and Mayfield went to social media to express their support of Mayfield and their frustration with the Browns.
Check out some of the best social media reactions to the trade rumors below.
Browns being the Browns
Baker Mayfield went to the absolute worst possible situation of life & changed a franchise that had sucked for decades & made them a playoff team
He destroys his throwing shoulder, tries to play through it, and the team is spitting in his face because of it
Browns being Browns.
— Michelle Magdziuk (@BallBlastEm) March 16, 2022
It doesn't make sense
If I’m Baker Mayfield, I am utterly fuming right now.
Imagine helping to lead a team out of the wilderness and being their most consistent quarterback in two decades, then logging onto Twitter and reading this tweet. https://t.co/1BhibmmNpt
— Parker Thune (@ParkerThune) March 15, 2022
Baker Mayfield still has support
Baker Mayfield deserves so much better than how some of you fans, media, and the organization treat him.
— Dawgs Unleashed (@dawgs_unleashed) March 15, 2022
Accomplished a lot in a short time
I fear the final hours of the Baker Mayfield era may be upon us. If so, thank you Baker for:
• first winning season in 13 years
• first playoff game in 18 years
• first playoff win in 26 years
• a total culture change
• charity work in CLE
• and for waking up dangerously pic.twitter.com/XKIIDrgkWu
— AC (@CavsTypeBeat) March 15, 2022
Browns addicted to dysfunction
It's amazing the Browns and Baker Mayfield went from a record-setting rookie of the year-caliber season then helping a team get its first playoff win in 26 years to a messy divorce in a matter of about, oh, eight months.
This level of continued dysfunction is staggering.
— Brent Sobleski (@brentsobleski) March 16, 2022
Baker Mayfield resurrected Cleveland football
If Baker Mayfield’s time with the Browns has come to a close, he deserves some credit and appreciation from Cleveland.
Not many could’ve overcome the obstacles, jumped into a dumpster fire and reignited a franchise the way he did.
Not perfect, but gave his all to Cleveland.
— Hayden Grove (@H_Grove) March 15, 2022
First playoff win in a grown man fan's lifetime!
If Baker Mayfield's time in Cleveland is truly nearing an end, I just want to say thank you for allowing me to see the first Browns playoff win of my lifetime. pic.twitter.com/gUpKCSNTip
— Nick Karns (@karnsies817) March 15, 2022
Overcome changes and played through injuries for that team
The Browns gonna Browns…Browns quarterback @bakermayfield has had three head coaches, three offensive coordinators, won a playoff game and played hurt BUT he's the problem? Please get him out of Cleveland!
— Jeff D Green (@CoachJeffDGreen) March 16, 2022
Mark it down
Oklahoma fans know better than anyone. Baker aint scared. Baker aint hiding. Baker coming for blood next season. The cream will rise to the top. @bakermayfield
— THE Prairie Report “Grass News” (@PrairieReportOU) March 16, 2022
Only Browns QB to ever beat Pittsburgh in the playoffs!?!?
Baker Mayfield is the only Browns QB to ever beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs. pic.twitter.com/vJtz1coIQI
— Nick Karns (@karnsies817) March 16, 2022
Fans coming out in support of their quarterback
Like if you still want Baker Mayfield in Cleveland
— Sir Yacht🛥 (@SirYacht_) March 15, 2022
Baker will remember
If you thought the #Browns flirting w/ another QB wasn’t going to irk Baker Mayfield… you don’t know Baker Mayfield.
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) March 16, 2022
Don't get on his list
Baker Mayfield rn pic.twitter.com/chkfooKLBL
— McNeil (@Reflog_18) March 15, 2022
Cleveland forgot where they came from
It seems like the Cleveland Browns have forgotten what they were before Baker Mayfield. 🤔 0-16
— Jaker Mayfield⭕️🧬🏈 (@JakeThayer7) March 15, 2022
Mayfield is a Cleveland guy
If Cleveland gets Watson I hope we never win a SB ever. The disrespect for Mayfield is unreal! And you so called fans I’m calling you out. Baker is a better QB than Watson and he wants to be in Cleveland!He’s the definition of the QB in Cleveland. Watson just wants paid. #Browns
— Timothy Bassett (@SportsDad1972) March 15, 2022
How can you expect me to take down my daughter's Baker Mayfield poster and put Deshaun Watson up?
Is this what we really want from a franchise quarterback?
— Browns Country (@TheFanDomeShow) March 15, 2022
Baker Mayfield went through it in 2021
Bottom line on Baker Mayfield: 2021 was a throwout. With his labrum, all the other offensive injuries, the OBJ saga… there’s NO way you can draw any conclusions from his performance. Zero. He gets 1 year to prove ‘18 & ‘20 Baker were the real Baker. End of story. #Browns
— Ed Greenberger (@EdGreenberger) March 10, 2022
The Browns nearly beat the Chiefs in 2020
hard to believe the browns were a shit call away from the afc championship game two years ago and all it took for the whole thing to fall apart was baker mayfield getting injured on the second game the following season.
— Damon J. Kecman (@DownWithDamon) March 15, 2022
Imagine your partner is openly going out on a date with another person, and your waiting to find out whether or not they are leaving you for them. That’s Baker Mayfield. The shade. #Browns
— Yvette (@yvettemlaboy) March 16, 2022
Changed the Ways in Cleveland
I’ll never forget the night @bakermayfield came in on Thursday and won the first game in forever. One of the best nights of my life. I don’t want him to go
— Hunter Mihailoff (@YaBoiHuntaa) March 16, 2022