Cleveland Browns quarterback, Baker Mayfield, took a swing at his former coach, Jay Boulware, on Twitter.
Mayfield started his college football career at Texas Tech Red Raiders before eventually switching to play for the Oklahoma Sooners. During his time, he won the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award, and All-American recognition.
Baker Mayfield Starts a Twitter Battle
For what appears to be a pretty good ride with the Sooners, what was Mayfield so upset about regarding his former coach?
The Sugar Bowl took place last night. One of his old teammates from college, Trey Sermon, helped carry the team to their 70-64 victory against the Clemson Tigers.
Trey Sermon ended up leaving for Ohio State. He has an underwhelming run while playing for Oklahoma, which led to his decision to transfer. Ohio State knows how to use Sermon’s skills in ways that clearly were not working at his former school.
Maybe Boulware is aware of what he missed out on in the form of Trey Sermon.
According to Outkick, his former coach responded, “Hook ’em” and added “thanks for recognizing how well the RB’s I recruited are doing. 🤘🏾.”
Mayfield then responded that the players “came and played in spite of you” and that it was Cale Gundy who recruited the running backs.
That was enough for Boulware, who locked his account shortly after. His account is now private, making it impossible for those who do not follow him to see his posts.
Mayfield has been playing with the Browns since he left college. This is his third season. In 2020, he played a total of 15 games. He had 3,367 yards and 459 total attempts.
The Browns have 10 wins and five losses this season. They are third in the AFC North division. Their next game is Sunday at noon against the Steelers.
Trey Sermon Transfer
When asked why he transferred Sermon was quick to say it was just to get him further in the game.
He was looking for more playing time. OSU running back Master Teague ended up with a knee injury, giving Sermon an instant opening.
“This is a big time program, and I mean there are always great running backs coming through here such as J.K. (Dobbins) and Zeke (Elliott). So it was a good opportunity once I found out there was an opening I just wanted to take advantage of it and be a part of this team,” Sermon said, according to Dayton Daily News.
The decision seems to have paid off. On Dec. 19 in the Big Ten Championship, he ran for 344 yards on the season entering the game. OSU is currently 2-1.