The last time Baker Mayfield won in Ohio, fans there didn’t take too kindly to him.
After leading Oklahoma to a massive 31-16 win over Ohio State in Columbus in 2017, Mayfield grabbed the Oklahoma flag and took a victory lap around the stadium before planting it at midfield.
Naturally, fans weren’t too happy with that — and he even had to apologize a few days later.
Yet after his performance on Thursday night — one in which he went 17-of-23 for 201 yards, caught a two-point conversion and led the Browns to their first win in 635 days in his NFL debut — fans (probably) can’t still be mad at him.
Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley thinks so, too.
— Lincoln Riley (@LincolnRiley) September 21, 2018
“Hey bud — bet they forgive you for planting the flag now,” Riley tweeted at Mayfield, congratulating him after the win.
If Thursday night was any indication, Mayfield seems to be the future of the Cleveland Browns. Fans finally got their win, the Bud Light coolers were unlocked and a massive celebration ensued across the city.
Sure, it’s just the beginning. But all, it seems, has been forgiven in Ohio.
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