You know, if this Baker Mayfield guy ends up being half as good on the field as he is off it, he’s going to be special.
While appearing on Fox Sports 1’s The Herd on Thursday, Mayfield took issue with Cowherd’s questioning concerning him not celebrating with his teammates after they scored touchdown during Oklahoma’s upset over Ohio State in Columbus.
Seems like Cowherd was again reaching in order to criticize the former Heisman Trophy winner, a tactic he has employed for years to rise to the top of the sports talk media world. But this time Mayfield took issue and confronted about him about it. The result was pure gold.
Here’s a clip from the show.
First off, why was Mayfield even in Cowherd’s studio? Cowherd has been a vocal critic of the No. 1 pick, and Mayfield retaliated earlier in the week, drawing a huge reaction.
Well it happened bud. Have a nice day!— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) June 19, 2018
Not one to turn down viewers and clicks, Cowherd decided to take on the fiery signal-caller live on his show. It did not go the way he thought it would, as Mayfield came ready to battle.
In case you forgot, Cowherd labeled Mayfield “undraftable” because of a run-in he had with police for drunk and disorderly conduct in 2017. He was not suspended, but that incident along with his boisterous personality raised some red flags prior to the 2018 NFL draft. Cowherd’s stance was on the more extreme side, and that’s putting it nicely.
Mayfield may have roasted Cowherd, but The Athletic Detroit’s Chris Burke lit the match with his perfectly captioned tweet following the show.
Someone give Baker a flag to plant on set. https://t.co/rMd1Sv9i8V— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurkeNFL) June 21, 2018
On the show, Mayfield also addressed his infamous crotch-grab made toward the Kansas Jayhawks sideline.
Baker Mayfield defending grabbing his junk vs. Kansas to Colin Cowherd: "Have you played football past high school? Football is a violent, competitive game... I've definitely learned from it. I wasn't a franchise quarterback then. I'm hoping to be one in the future."— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) June 21, 2018
For those scoring at home, I’ve got Mayfield 3, Cowherd 0, and it isn’t even close.