Following the Tampa Bay Buccaneers upset win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Buccaneers starting running back Rachaad White claimed that quarterback Baker Mayfield identified Minnesota’s signals in the first half of the game. But when asked about potentially identifying the Vikings’ signals on Wednesday, Mayfield deflected a bit – and trolled the Houston Astros in the process.
Following the game, White claimed that Mayfield had cracked the Vikings’ signals and told the team about it at halftime.
“I just remember Bake came in the locker room, literally at halftime, he said, ‘I got it. We got all these signals,’” White said of Mayfield during an appearance on the Buccaneers Radio Network according to JoeBucsFan.com. “We’re in there talking as an offense and he’s like, ‘I know all these signals. If they do this, they’re going into Cover 2. If they do this, they’re going into Cover 3. Every time I alert this and they do this signal, they’re dropping back to this.’ And I’m like, ‘Wow, that’s amazing.’ I was just listening to him and we were listening to him and we just kind of understood.”
But Mayfield wouldn’t be willing to admit to the signal stealing. Instead, he took a shot at the Houston Astros.
“I’m a Texas Rangers fan, not a Houston Astros fan,” Baker Mayfield says of talk that he picked up signals from the Vikings defense in Sunday’s opening win.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) September 13, 2023
“I’m a Texas Rangers fan, not a Houston Astros fan,” Mayfield said, according to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times.
Obviously, this is in reference to the Astros cheating scandal. And Mayfield clearly doesn’t want to be associated with that.