Baker Mayfield was extremely unhappy about comments he made in a GQ interview were perceived as an attack on Giants quarterback Daniel Jones. It got so out of control that Mayfield decided to clear the air.
On Wednesday, the Cleveland Browns quarterback told reporters that he reached out to New York Giants QB Daniel Jones to tell him privately the same thing he said publicly.
“It had nothing to do specifically about Daniel,” he said. “I reached out to Daniel because all of that blew way out of hand and I wanted him to know how I felt. I’ve heard nothing but great things from Saquon and Sterling Shepard, guys who have nothing but respect for him, and I respect their opinions. I just wanted to clear the air with him.”
Mayfield pointed specifically to the “cannot believe” part where the Giants picked Jones sixth overall and that it “blows my mind” was reflected terribly on him when it came out.
“To me, that came back on my character. That’s one thing that, I don’t care about a lot of opinions if you like me or not, but that looked like my character was way out of line, so that’s the only reason I addressed it,” Mayfield said.
Well, it looks like Mayfield has extinguished any fire that may have been caused from what he said.