Baker Mayfield has become one of the most popular people in and around the city of Cleveland. His Saturday evening is a prime example. Mayfield’s night consisted of some work and some fun.
It began with the Cleveland Browns annual orange and brown scrimmage at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mayfield and his teammates practiced in front of over 37,000 excited Browns fans.
“It feels good to be back here,” Mayfield said. “Anytime you step on this field, it needs to be a different type of energy. We felt that today.”
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) August 3, 2019
So how did the business side of his Saturday go?
“We are taking it a step in the right direction each day, which is the key,” Mayfield said. “We’ll be ready come Week 1, but no, we are not satisfied yet. We need to continue to work. Today was a good showing of once you get in front of the fans and once you get in the stadium, you have to be able to block that out and execute. We will go back and watch this tape. It is never as good as it seems and never as bad. We have to continue to work and be game ready by September.”
Speaking of September, Mayfield certainly took notice of the fan support. It had the feel of next month’s season opener.
“Yes, it was not even half-filled and the energy is unreal. You can feel it,” Mayfield said. “People are excited to have football back here. The excitement is justified so now we have to go and make it right for them.”
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After work, Mayfield took a quick down East Ninth street from FirstEnergy Stadium to Progressive Field to take in the Cleveland Indians game against the Los Angeles Angels. That’s where his evening went viral.
"I just don’t like the idea of my franchise quarterback spending time at a baseball game. I mean, what are you doing, @bakermayfield? You don’t see guys like Aaron Rodgers shotgunning beers. Just not a good look. Go watch some film." – @ColinCowherd (probably)
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) August 4, 2019
Mayfield is spotted in a suite. Once the camera is on him, Mayfield shotguns a beer and shows off his Francisco Lindor jersey. The fans cheered and the video went viral moments later.
It’s a good thing the Browns have Sunday off.