CLEVELAND — Quarterback Baker Mayfield appeared to glare towards former Browns coach Hue Jackson on the sidelines for a good period of time late in Cleveland’s 26-18 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
After finishing a brief throw that David Njoku was a 66-yard acquire, Mayfield ran previous the Bengals’ sideline. TV replays confirmed the Browns quarterback appeared to discover Jackson there.
Mayfield stared that method, then turned and sidestepped his method to the center of the sector. He then spun and backpedaled away from the sideline, on a regular basis staring towards the Bengals’ space.
CBS play-by-play announcer Spero Dedes mentioned Mayfield “began to backpedal up the sector and stare [Jackson] down for what felt like an eternity.”
Was Mayfield looking at Jackson, whom he known as “pretend” in a social media submit and whom he additionally criticized for becoming a member of the Bengals, a division rival, after he had been fired by the Browns in late October?
“No thought what you are speaking about,” Mayfield mentioned.
“Yeah,” the rookie mentioned.
Advised the photographs had been trending on social media and available, Mayfield mentioned: “That is all proper. We won. David did not rating on that play.”
“Is Baker Mayfield one thing or what?” analyst Adam Archuleta mentioned on the printed.
Mayfield threw for 284 yards and three touchdowns because the Browns won for the fifth time in six video games to enhance to 7-7-1. Jackson shouldn’t be obtainable to the media after video games, and Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis and Bengals gamers weren’t requested in regards to the obvious staredown.
Browns interim coach Gregg Williams, in the meantime, mentioned he is “on to the Ravens.”
“I didn’t see it,” Williams mentioned, “in order that can be one thing I’ll chit-chat subsequent week about.”