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Bengals’ Joe Burrow praises Baker Mayfield, gives take on Browns QB Deshaun Watson

Bengals’ Joe Burrow praises Baker Mayfield, gives take on Browns QB Deshaun Watson

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May 25
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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has a lot of respect for his AFC North opponent Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns.

During an appearance on the “Full Send” podcast, Burrow was asked what he thinks of the situation with the Browns’ Mayfield and Deshaun Watson.

While he has nothing but respect for the Oklahoma University alumni and once-Heisman Trophy winner, Burrow admits it was a move (trading for Watson) Cleveland had to make because of the former Houston Texans quarterback’s talent.

"I think when you have a guy like Deshaun, you have to take a chance at that because he is such a great player but Baker is a really good player, he will land on his feet."

- Joe Burrow

Baker in Limbo

Baker Mayfield remains on the Browns’ roster for now. His trade market has seemingly dried up, if there ever was one at all. The Browns and Mayfield never reached the Bengals and Joe Burrow’s level. Depending on if there’s a suspension for Watson or not, Burrow and Watson will battle it out twice this year and for the foreseeable future.

Joe Burrow says "That's a tough situation. He was hurt all last year. Every time we play him, he balls." via ClutchPoints

Burrow has problems with the Browns

Joe Burrow made it to the Super Bowl in just his second season in the NFL, but he has yet to defeat the Cleveland Browns. One reason for that being, and he will tell you himself, is the play of Baker Mayfield.

During his four years in the NFL, Mayfield has excelled against the Bengals, finishing 6-1 against them – his best record against any team. He went 3-0 against Burrow as a No. 1 pick, which included a 41-16 victory in Cincinnati just days after Odell Beckham Jr. left the team.

Head to Head

Sep 17, 2020: Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive end Adrian Clayborn (94) sacks Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 17, 2020: Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) runs with the ball during the first half against the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium. Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones (11), left, celebrates a go-ahead touchdown catch with Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) during the fourth quarter of a Week 7 NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. The Cleveland Browns won 37-34. Credit: Sam Green USA TODAY Sports

Mayfield and Burrow Passing Stats
Oct. 25, 2020

C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT SACKS QBR
Mayfield 22/28 297 10.6 5 1 0-0 96.6
C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT SACKS QBR
Burrow 35/47 406 8.6 3 1 4-35 79.7

Mutual respect exists between the quarterbacks.

After watching from the bench as Ohio State beat Oklahoma 31-16 in their 2017 showdown of top-five teams, Burrow got a first-hand look at Mayfield’s skills. As Burrow sat in the locker room with the rest of his teammates, Mayfield planted a crimson Sooners flag at midfield.

  • Joe Burrow

    Joseph Lee Burrow is an American football quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League . Following a stint with Ohio State, Burrow played college football at LSU,

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  • Deshaun Watson

    Derrick Deshaun Watson is an American football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League . He played college football at Clemson,

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  • Baker Mayfield

    Baker Reagan Mayfield is an American football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League . Following a stint with Texas Tech, Mayfield played college football at Oklahoma,

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  • Cleveland Browns

    The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland. Named after original coach and co-founder Paul Brown,

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