Coming off a playoff year in 2020 and winning a Wild Card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the expectations for Baker Mayfield to make that next step was through the roof for 2021.
He, nor the team, has delivered and it has resulted in some bad losses. The latest one against the Green Bay Packers upset a bunch of fans so much that they actually started sending death threats to Baker Mayfield.
We know this because Emily Mayfield talked about it on her Instagram story.
“It’s crazy how much negativity is amplified via social media,” Emily began. “I’m still a believer that there’s more good people out there than bad, but WOW does social media make me think otherwise sometimes. Which plays into why I love to spread positivity. Our world needs more of it.
“The death threats, lies being told about my husband, and blatant DISRESPECT never ceases to amaze me. For the record — I pray for those of you who even think those thoughts, let alone type them out. I hope you can find some happiness so you stop trying to steal it from others.”
Mayfield threw four interceptions in Cleveland’s 24-22 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Christmas Day, with three of them coming in the first half alone.
The Browns are now 7-8 and need a miracle to qualify for the postseason.
Having picked up his fifth-year option earlier this year, Baker Mayfield remains under contract in Cleveland through the 2022 season with a guaranteed salary of $18.9 million.
So far this season, the 26-year-old quarterback has thrown for 2,825 yards, 15 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions, and has completed 62.4 percent of his passes. He ranks 25th in QBR, 25th in quarterback rating, 22nd in EPA + CPOE composite and 17th in DVOA.
He and Emily have been married since 2019.