Former Oklahoma tight end Mark Andrews once called Baker Mayfield one of the two best teammates he’s ever had.
On Sunday, he got to witness Mayfield being a great teammate through the eyes of an opponent.
Andrews now plays for the Baltimore Ravens, while Mayfield leads one of their most bitter rivals—the Cleveland Browns.
The Browns prevailed by a score of 40-25 over the Ravens, with Mayfield throwing for 342 yards.
But it’s a play where he simply handed the ball off that’s drawing the most attention.
Midway through the fourth quarter, the Ravens narrowed the Browns lead to six points (on an Andrews touchdown reception, no less).
Just as another classic Cleveland collapse seemed imminent, the Browns answered back with an 88-yard touchdown run from Nick Chubb.
Mayfield sprinted nearly the entire length of the field after Chubb so he could enthusiastically celebrate with him in the end zone. In fact, the quarterback hit his fastest foot speed of the season to date on the play.
It’s pretty funny to see Mayfield’s blip zoom down the field in this diagram of the play:
When your quarterback is that excited to celebrate with a teammate after they make a great play, the enthusiasm rubs off on the entire team. And this is nothing new for Baker. In fact, three of the four top foot speeds he’s hit in his young NFL career have come on Chubb touchdown runs.
After the game, Mayfield lauded Chubb’s ability.
“He’s an unbelievable player,” said Mayfield. “He can roll. I think people underestimate his speed. Once he gets to that second level, he’s got true break-away speed.”
Now Mayfield knows exactly how hard it is to catch him.
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