Less than 24 hours after being selected as the top overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft former Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield arrived in Cleveland. It wasn’t too long after that before he was questioned about the most famous thing he’s ever done in the Buckeye State…planting the Oklahoma flag at midfield of Ohio Stadium.
Baker Mayfield was asked if he had anything he wanted to say to Ohio State fans about the flag plant while sitting next to Ohio State's Denzel Ward. 😬#NFLDraft #BoomerSooner pic.twitter.com/lIuqnnhfY9
— Sooner Gridiron (@soonergridiron) April 27, 2018
The best part about the entire question and answer was that Mayfield was seated next to former Ohio State corner and new teammate Denzel Ward.
“Yeah, like he said, we got him the year before,” Ward said when asked about it. “So he got us back, though, with the flag.”
In addition to wearing the color orange, Baker’s going to have to get used to fans in the Dawg Pound and learn to love a fan base that not too long ago hated him. He’s going to make $33 million dollars while doing so next year though. Something tells me that he’ll manage just fine.
#1 overall NFL Draft Pick Baker Mayfield will make approx $33,158,294 on his rookie contract with the Cleveland Browns, including $22,185,523 in guaranteed money via signing bonus. #NFLDraft #BoomerSooner pic.twitter.com/3wG7u3aHz1
— Jason Belzer (@JasonBelzer) April 27, 2018