Colin Cowherd: “Baker Mayfield decided simultaneously while he’s learning the game at the pro level that he’s going to be in 48 commercials. Look at his Twitter the last month, they’re commercials all shot in the offseason. Do you know what Lamar Jackson did this offseason? I just looked at his neck, arms, traps, and shoulders –– He just got 10 pounds bigger. He didn’t get distracted this offseason. I watch these NFL games and I see Mayfield on commercials and he’s not even in the game and there’s like 13 of them. Be great and THEN worry about your brand. I never liked Mark Sanchez doing all the modeling stuff. How about you get good at football first and worry about your brand later? Baker isn’t even a good NFL quarterback yet. Why don’t you get good before you get cocky?” (Full Video at Bottom of Page)
Listen to Colin Cowherd discuss former Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Joe Thomas’ comments about Baker Mayfield’s early season struggles.
Thomas, a 10-time Pro Bowler and a future Hall of Famer, said Mayfield is holding the ball too long and struggling to read defenses, as Mayfield has gotten off to a poor start with two touchdowns and four interceptions through two games.
Colin says he believes Mayfield’s poor play comes down to his lack of commitment at improving over the offseason. Mayfield has emerged as one of the most marketable players in the league and is now the spokesman of countless brands, and featured in a wide array of commercials airing on major networks. Just last month he was the cover boy of GQ Magazine as well.
Colin believes Mayfield is now more concerned about building his brand off the field, than getting better on it. A guy who Colin hasn’t seen in any commercials? Lamar Jackson, who is now noticeably bigger in stature, and playing the best football of his career.
Check out the video below as Colin says Baker needs to put more time in getting better at football, before he goes all in on fame.