Cowherd addressed a claim that league executives are “surprised” that Mayfield hasn’t found a new team yet on Wednesday’s episode of The Herd. Cowherd seems to recognize the issue right away: Mayfield’s personality.
The lack of interest in Mayfield, according to the Fox Sports analyst, is due to Mayfield’s focus on his own brand. Teams are wary of him because of his “commercials, enormous personality, and magazine covers,” he said.
Teams are hesitant to pull Mayfield into the fold, despite his potential, because they don’t believe they can persuade him to buy into their culture, according to Cowherd. Mayfield’s latest ailments haven’t helped matters. As a result, organizations would rather go with a lower-tier quarterback who will buy-in, even if he is a top 15-25 QB.
Baker Mayfield’s market has shrunk for a reason…
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) April 6, 2022
Since being selected first overall in the 2018 NFL Draft, Baker Mayfield has been the Cleveland Browns’ starting quarterback for the last four years. For the first time since 2002, he finally got the Browns over the hump and into the playoffs in 2020. With a playoff win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, he quickly added to the Browns’ legacy.
However, in 2021, Mayfield regressed and was hurt for the first time in his career. They leaped at the chance to upgrade at quarterback by trading for Deshaun Watson when the opportunity arose.
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Mayfield is now virtually a man on a team that no longer wants him. Unfortunately, it looks that a few other teams are interested in him as well.
Is Colin Cowherd correct in his assessment of Baker Mayfield?