Baker Mayfield says 'don't really care' about being booed by Cleveland Browns fans

BEREA, Ohio — Cleveland Browns fans booed Baker Mayfield several times in the 2nd half of Sunday’s 13-10 success over the winless Detroit Lions.

Mayfield’s response to it?

“Those are probably the same fans that won’t be quiet while we’re on offense and trying to operate,” the Cleveland quarterback stated Monday. “So, don’t really care.”

Mayfield decreased to talk to press reporters after a video game in which he published a QBR of 8.6 (on a 0-100 scale), the third-worst QBR efficiency of his profession. Mayfield finished 15 of 29 passes for simply 176 lawns. He did toss a goal pass to Nick Chubb however likewise tossed 2 interceptions, consisting of one in the 4th quarter, which triggered a waterfall of booing inside FirstEnergy Stadium and resulted in a Lions basket.

Mayfield’s very first interception began Cleveland’s 2nd ownership, when he toppled Jarvis Landry, who appeared to be broad open breaking down the middle of the field.

Mayfield had actually never ever avoided a postgame interview prior to.

“I’ve never dodged any questions or hid away from that. … Just frustrated, removed the emotions and all that from it. Just decided it was best to wait,” he stated, when inquired about it Monday. “Not one part of that’s about not being accountable. I’d be the first to tell you I played like s—. I don’t owe that to you guys, I owe that to my teammates.”

After taking a knee to end the video game, Mayfield likewise instantly strolled to the locker space, rather of shaking hands with the Lions or commemorating the success with his colleagues on the field. He was inquired about that, also.

“My guys know that all I care about is winning. But I’m going to be frustrated if I do stuff to make it harder on us. And I did yesterday. And that’s just flat-out where it was,” Mayfield stated. “But I’m never going to take winning for granted. That’s something that’s very hard to do in this league. And it hasn’t been a very common thing around here for a long time. So I’m just frustrated with how I played. That’s how I’ve always been. [My teammates] know how I’m going to come back and attack this week.”

Mayfield, who now ranks 27th in QBR in the league, has actually been fighting numerous injuries throughout the season, consisting of a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder because Week 2. He’s likewise been handling knee and foot pain this month. Sunday, Mayfield was hopping around for much of the 2nd half, though he never ever came out of the video game.

“He doesn’t feel 100 percent,” stated Browns coach Kevin Stefanski, who included that he never ever thought about taking Mayfield out of the video game versus the Lions. “He’s definitely battling.”

For all their battles, the 6-5 Browns can leap back into the AFC North race with back-to-back video games meeting the division-leading Baltimore Ravens. And in spite of the continuous injuries, Mayfield stated he’s still preparing to play Sunday night in Baltimore.

“Big-picture-wise, everybody wants to act like the world’s falling,” Mayfield stated. “No, we haven’t played to our potential, and we know that more than anybody. … So, we know what’s at stake. And we know what we need to do.”

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