A rookie quarterback has responded to recent criticism. After Cleveland Browns signal-caller Baker Mayfield called out the New York Giants for drafting Daniel Jones, the former Duke Blue Devils star has a response.
Mayfield questioned why the Giants had drafted Jones, but the quarterback had nothing but a classy response.
“I think he’s a great player,” Jones said about Mayfield. “He can throw it and I enjoy watching him play.”
Daniel Jones on Baker Mayfield: “I think he’s a great player. He can throw it and I enjoy watching him play.”
— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) August 20, 2019
Mayfield had said, via GQ.com:
Near our booth, a SportsCenter segment about the New York Giants catches Mayfield’s eye. “I cannot believe the Giants took Daniel Jones,” Mayfield says, about New York’s much-maligned draft-day decision to spend the sixth pick on the quarterback from Duke (whose college record was a measly 17–19). “Blows my mind.”
I tell Mayfield that I’m mystified that so many supposedly expert quarterback scouts seem unable to predict what makes a good NFL quarterback.
“Some people overthink it,” Mayfield says. “That’s where people go wrong. They forget you’ve gotta win.”
Mayfield and the Browns are set to officially kickoff their 2019-20 campaign on September 8 against the Tennessee Titans. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. ET. The Giants, meanwhile, kickoff their campaign later in the day at 4:25 p.m. ET against the division rival Dallas Cowboys.