On a day when the Cowboys resigned star linebacker Jaylon Smith, and teams were in full force figuring out their 53 man rosters, the top news story of the day was Baker Mayfield commenting on the New York Giant’s selection in the 2019 NFL Draft. Here were his comments from the GQ Magazine interview:
Baker Mayfield has some thoughts on Daniel Jones ? pic.twitter.com/IVxcu7cwxf— Sporting News (@sportingnews) August 20, 2019
Which understandably made the internet explode. There were those that were upset by the comments.
Man it's getting harder and harder to defend some of Baker Mayfield's off the field comments. Why take shots at Daniel Jones? Completely unnecessary….— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) August 20, 2019
“Patrick Mahomes’ NFL record, he’s a winner… 6-7 is Baker Mayfield’s record, he is some winner.”@ColinCowherd wants to see the Browns QB prove it on the field following Daniel Jones comments pic.twitter.com/jJlA5dc5yf— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 20, 2019
As well as those who took to twitter to defend Mayfield.
national media the last 5 months: Daniel Jones is trash, the Giants are dumb for drafting him— palmer (@dpalm34) August 20, 2019
Baker Mayfield: Daniel Jones is trash, the Giants are dumb for drafting him
national media: pic.twitter.com/afcFuLuF9g
This is just 1 of many times Baker Mayfield breaks the sacred rules of sports media.— Kyle Brandt (@KyleBrandt) August 20, 2019
He doesn’t abide by them. It’s my favorite thing about him.
Daniel Jones? “I couldn’t believe they drafted him.” Of course he couldn’t. Most of us couldn’t either. He talks like a real person. pic.twitter.com/ktptZ94JJW
More to the Story?
Baker Mayfield’s response today: pic.twitter.com/n6md7Ezmpt— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 20, 2019
Mayfield took to instagram to clarify his comments on the quote. “This is not what I said…….Just to be Clear. I also said that I was surprised that I got drafted number one. Then was talking about the flaws in evaluating QB’s when I brought up that winning was important. Reporters and media will come up with anything to get a story, Heard nothing but good things and wish the best for Daniel.”
Now with the benefit of context, this appears to be a whole lot of nothing. In the End this is why we at the Unfiltered Sports Network waited to report this story.
Baker Mayfield is beloved by players and fans because he doesn’t follow the script, he different, authentic and Unfiltered. Never Change Baker