The Cleveland Browns fell to the Green Bay Packers 24-22 on Saturday evening.
One big reason for the loss was the performance of quarterback, Baker Mayfield.
Mayfield had four picks on the day and acknowledged after the fact that his play was a big reason for the loss.
His comments largely speak for themselves:
“I hurt this team,” Mayfield said. “That’s the most frustrating thing for me because I thought our defense played tremendous against a really, really good offense. But when you turn the ball over … and give them extra opportunities, they’re gonna take advantage of it. That’s just who they are.”
While Mayfield definitely took ownership for his shortcomings after the game, many fans couldn’t help but notice he did the opposite during it.
Baker throws 3 INTs and now he’s looking at the footballs lol pic.twitter.com/hRiebmIvD0
— alex (@highlghtheaven) December 25, 2021
Needless to say, social media had some reactions:
Baker has to realize that both teams use the same ball right
— Aidan12-3 (@MVPLazard) December 25, 2021
This is me looking at my golf clubs when the ball goes 50 yards far right
— Justin Zaine (@ToolHead152) December 26, 2021
This is like me looking at my junk after coitus wondering why it continues to disappoint me. Knowing damn well it’s the drinking and lack of excercise.
— jayyyyyy (@thikkshady2) December 26, 2021
Safe to say, the football was probably fine. The larger issues were likely Mayfield having been on the reserve/COVID-19 list since Dec. 15 and his general shortcomings as a quarterback.
After all, those general shortcomings are a big reason why Mayfield was called out by not one, but two of his wide receivers this year. It’s also why he has largely lost the Browns locker room at this juncture.
That’s one way to make a hospital visit less scary. https://t.co/1caZtYH4iq
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 25, 2021
Aside from his wife, Mayfield doesn’t seem to have many defenders at this point.
Cleveland’s quarterback situation will be an interesting one to keep an eye on heading into the offseason. Do they believe they can win with Mayfield? And if not, what are they prepared to do about it? Those are the questions the Browns will need to address in the coming months.