Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow did something that you rarely see in pro sports, he complimented his rival team’s quarterback.
Burow said he understood why the Browns traded for Watson but still thought Mayfield could have found success as Cleveland’s quarterback.
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“When you have a guy like Deshaun, you have to take a chance at that because he’s such a great player,” Burrow told Mary Kay Cabot via Cleveland.com. “But Baker is a really good player, he’ll land on his feet.”
Burrow continued his praise of Mayfield, noting that he always performed well when the two played one another.
“He was hurt all last year and every time we play him, he balls,” he said. “The first time we play him, week two of my rookie year, we lost like [35–30] or something, and the next time we play him, I throw 400 yards, he goes like [22-28] with five touchdowns. Goes on a two-minute drive, touchdown, won the game. I haven’t beat the Browns yet.”
Mayfield may have struggled against other teams in that division but he is 6-1 against the Browns and 3-0 against Burrow since the LSU product started for the Bengals. We’ll see if they’ll get a chance to go head-to-head whenever an eventual trade happens.