Anthony Schwartz is pushing back against the idea that he’s the reason Baker Mayfield suffered a torn labrum in Week 2. Mayfield struggled all season in 2021 after he hurt himself attempting to make a tackle after throwing an interception.
While speaking to longtime Browns reporter Mary Kay Cabot, the Browns WR pushed back on the notion he was the cause of Mayfield’s shoullder injury.
“It mainly bothered me because I kind of felt like people were trying to blame me for something when we both did something wrong on that play. I didn’t finish the play and I don’t think he made the right read, but we were both wrong and unfortunately it ended up like that.”
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“You don’t ever think [Justin Reid’s] going to run all the way down and all of a sudden, he hits our quarterback in the shoulder and he tears his labrum. A lot of things have to happen for that to happen, and it’s unfortunate. That’s one of the plays from last year that I wish I could take back. But at end of the day I don’t think it’s right for me to take all that blame. But as a rookie I couldn’t say anything. I just had to keep my head down and keep working and keep moving past it.”
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The Browns selected Mayfield first overall in the 2018 NFL Draft and he started all but four games for the team in the past four seasons. In 2020 Mayfield helped the Browns reach the playoffs for the first time since 2002 and the team upset rival Pittsburgh in the wild-card round.
Last season, Mayfield threw for 3,010 yards on a 60.5 percent compilation rate, collecting 17 touchdowns and 13 picks.
He was recently traded to the Carolina Panthers this offseason.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.