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Baker Mayfield prepares to plant a new flag in his first NFL start

Baker Mayfield prepares to plant a new flag in his first NFL start

Jarvis Landry watched on TV as the quarterback of the Oklahoma Sooners grabbed an OU flag and planted it with vigor on the Ohio State Buckeyes logo.

It was brash, it was bold and it went against every fundamental in sports. An opposing player is never supposed to walk on or celebrate on another team’s logo, not even after an emotional victory.buy nike nfl jerseys cheap

This — which took place in Columbus, Ohio, early last season — would have been viewed as insulting by the masses.

“Oh, I loved it,” Landry said this week as his Cleveland Browns prepared to travel to Oakland, California, to face the Raiders on Sunday. “Especially from the quarterback position.”2

Landry’s coach agreed; he loved the fire Baker Mayfield exhibited in his haughty display after the Sooners’ big victory at the Horseshoe.

“I like that about men — men that especially play this sport — because I think that is important,” Hue Jackson said.

That competitive fuel might not have gone over well in Ohio a year ago, but it was one big reason the Browns made Mayfield the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft. It was one big reason they were not doubting when Mayfield took over against the New York Jets in Week 3 and guided the Browns to their first victory since December 2016. And it is one big reason why the Browns are confident about Mayfield as they head to Oakland, where he will make his first NFL start.

“He walked it like he talked it,” Landry said of Mayfield’s maneuver in Columbus. “That’s something that I appreciate and I respect about him.”nike nfl jerseys cheap paypal

It feels like a brave new world for the Browns. The team is coming off a win. Mayfield threw for 201 yards in just more than one half, and the Browns erased a 14-0 deficit to win 21-17. Mayfield finished with a rating of 100.1 and completed 73.9 percent of his throws — with three drops.