No position in football requires more mental toughness than quarterback. You're not only expected to lead your teammates, but you're also the face of the franchise. Every move you make is held under close scrutiny. There's a reason QBs get paid so much more than anyone else.
Baker Mayfield hasn't exactly lived up to expectations after being the No. 1 overall pick back in 2018, and this week he showed Cleveland Browns fans exactly why. He doesn't have that mental toughness.
Baker, whose job is able to pay him $18.9 million dollars this year because of the public attention on the game of football, doesn't seem to think it's fair to be scrutinized for his play. Now Browns fans aren't exactly the most forgiving in football, but it's not like we're talking about people showing up to his house. He's getting booed while playing football and mocked on social media.
The most recent quarterback to make similar comments like this before Mayfield was Sam Darnold. That's not great company, and really highlights just how much mindset can impact the success of a highly drafted quarterback.
With Mayfield out of the starting role, FanDuel Sportsbook's Super Bowl odds have the Browns ranked fifth at +1000.