CLEVELAND, Ohio – Baker Mayfield has had a rough few weeks, especially in the sports media world. But Sunday’s performance against the Cincinnati Bengals had a few ESPN analysts eating their words on social media.
Analyst Dan Orlovsky had been critical of Mayfield’s performance in the fourth quarter this season. However, after beginning Sunday’s game 0-5 with an interception, Mayfield caught fire and set a Browns’ franchise record with 21 straight completions while leading the team on a game-winning drive.
Orlovsky noticed, Tweeting that Mayfield “grew up” on Sunday: “Browns needed him to be flawless today. He’s been the difference maker they needed.”
Orlovsky wasn’t alone. Former Pittsburgh Steeler and ESPN analyst Ryan Clark also showed high praise for Mayfield. After chastising the Browns QB for an early interception, Clark was impressed with Mayfield’s comeback.
“Bruh!! Baker ain’t play no games today,” Clark Tweeted. “I don’t care that it was the Bengals. Dude was as sharp as he could be today!”
Expect the praise to continue across ESPN’s slate of shows today.
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