Rex Ryan is not want to be disrespected and not fire back.
On Sunday, the former Jets coach wore Cleveland Browns colors on ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown,” ready to respond to the quarterback who had this to say:
“Whatever. In the wise words of Freddie Kitchens, ‘If you don’t wear orange and brown, you don’t matter,’” Mayfield, quoting his coach, said Wednesday. “Rex Ryan doesn’t have any colors right now for a reason, so it’s OK.”
Ryan made his initial comments during Monday’s “First Take,” when he called him “overrated as hell.”
On Sunday, Ryan sent an ominous threat that Baker is lucky he isn’t a Ravens coach, pointing to the fact that he would send several people his way during the game.
“Baker Mayfield better be happy I’m not in the black and purple today on that sideline, ’cause he’d be in trouble,” Ryan said on Countdown before the Browns played the Ravens. “Here’s one thing I know about Baker Mayfield: Unlike any other quarterback in the National Football League, he’s got two Pro Bowl receivers (Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry) that he’s throwing to. No other team can say that. They’ve got two of them. By the way, this offensive line that’s been much-maligned, they’re ranked second in pass protection. So I don’t get it. Where’s the correlation? He’s been sacked the [fourth]-most times in the NFL, so something’s not jiving.
“Pat Mahomes is the favorite to win MVP. Baker Mayfield is second in our league. Why is he overrated? I never voted him second in the league to be MVP,” Ryan added. “Don’t be the weak link. You’re supposed to be Joe Superstar, go prove it.”