Baker Mayfield isn’t a scrub, but he is overrated - Stephen A. | First Take

  • Published on Oct 8, 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman weigh in on whether Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield is overrated.
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  • Hiram Vazquez
    Hiram Vazquez 5 days ago

    The irony is that Max won't call Baker overrated yet because it's too early, but he is comfortable saying Zion Williamson is already a superstar without playing a regular season game. Hypocrite.

  • Bakugo's Rage
    Bakugo's Rage 5 days ago

    The difference from last year is that they have film on him now and see what he can and can't do and exploits it whenever they play him. He is s number overall pick playing like a career backup and 3 of the other quarterbacks in that draft is balling or getting better game by game. He is regressing because he is a college quarterback.

  • Joe Hewitt
    Joe Hewitt 5 days ago

    What talent does baker have in the NFL? It's not throwing or running.

  • Reuben Ahmed
    Reuben Ahmed 6 days ago

    But Baker did shake his hand, why did Richard Sherman lie?

  • kenneth miller
    kenneth miller 7 days ago

    johny football2.0

  • Whip Gaylick
    Whip Gaylick 9 days ago

    I dont listen to Sherman to much but he was right. NFL most talented are gonna shut Mayfield up. Respect the game, respect your brothers in NFL.

  • kevin johnson
    kevin johnson 9 days ago

    Bro the man has thrown more pics than td hez a scrub

  • Michael Williams
    Michael Williams 9 days ago

    Baker is a scrub he overated pushed by ESPN as being good after accomplishing nothing and he a cornball.

  • King Cecil
    King Cecil 9 days ago

    Being number drafted doesn't mean you are not overrated. Does Jamarcus Russell ring a bell?

  • Joseph Reyes
    Joseph Reyes 9 days ago

    Noooooo...he's not a scrub!...he's an overrated scrub!! To be more exact

  • bocoy noiu
    bocoy noiu 9 days ago

    Odell will request a trade very, very soon.........

  • bowen voowy
    bowen voowy 9 days ago

    "They were who we thought they were!" Lol

    • opzz xsin
      opzz xsin 9 days ago

      Stephen A. looking good today. I mean looking fine and sexy!! OK, carry on with your regularly scheduled program. :)

  • Ruben Trevino
    Ruben Trevino 9 days ago

    Fire Jason Garrett!! Make Kellen Moore the offense coordinator!!
    Let him Fly!! Or Die !!

  • delta tango
    delta tango 9 days ago

    They were'nt saying Baker needs to be humble last season when he dissed Hue Jackson. They called it youthful exuberance. Hypocrites!

    • bocoy noiu
      bocoy noiu 9 days ago

      Browns still going to the playoffs

  • Asmr Addicted
    Asmr Addicted 9 days ago

    Camera a little high today eh Stephen a?

    • bowen voowy
      bowen voowy 9 days ago

      Ive said he is overrsated since he was picked #1 overall in 2018! Nothing in 2019 has made me change my mind!

  • Michael Gianni
    Michael Gianni 9 days ago

    Yall are waking the beast.

  • Trevor Gittens
    Trevor Gittens 9 days ago

    Of course, Baker is not scrub, he is a SLICE OF TOAST !!

  • james addie
    james addie 9 days ago

    No oline any qb is going to look bad. The oline is the most inportant postion on the field. No oline no wins .

  • afutla qian
    afutla qian 9 days ago

    Baker Mayfield got competition with Johnny Manziel for being the most overhyped qb in nfl history.

  • Ron Hollins
    Ron Hollins 9 days ago

    Mayfield is a 2nd year QB. The Browns are 2nd in their division behind the Ravens, a team they already beat. We lost to a great team in the 49ers.... I think we'll be ok and make the playoffs.

  • jokersquinn
    jokersquinn 10 days ago


    • afutla qian
      afutla qian 9 days ago

      First Take, you are losing grounds, FS1 is in my oppinion one step ahead of you, my main man Shay Shay got y'all on A HUNDO! Get Molly a job behind the camera pleaaaaa

  • Bennett Franklin
    Bennett Franklin 10 days ago

    I would like to see any quarterback stand strong in the pocket with that offensive line.San Fran,had them incapable of either run or pass blocking! As a consequence,the defense gets tired,because they are on the field to long and,then the whole thing just snowball's. But to say it was bakers fault,is just not logical. If I were the browns front office,I may be looking for some free agent offensive linemen or perhaps some trade possibilities.DEFINITELY DRAFTING THE BEST LINEMEN I COULD NEXT DRAFT. The o line,changed that game Monday night.Baker was not blocking anyone !

  • brian green
    brian green 10 days ago +1

    Jacoby brissett is better than baker

  • Tater Tot
    Tater Tot 10 days ago

    I'm betting Baker won't get it an eventually he'll get one under the chin legally or illegally cause after all its just a 15 yrd penalty maybe a 15k fine. Then after he takes a couple of those he'll start to get it.

  • The Real Matt Haley
    The Real Matt Haley 10 days ago

    "As A Barber, Mayfield Icecream Overrated"

  • AAA
    AAA 10 days ago

    Max, bro, stick to boxing. You left out the part of how many of those teams Baker looked so good against were sub .500. And let's have this said, most NFL QB power rankings rated Baker over Watson. Watsons stats are better than Baker's (last years stats) except for the sacks. It seems when you reverse the sacks, Watson's stats improve, and Baker's are no existent. If I'm not mistaken Max, YOU were one of the people saying Baker was better than Watson.

  • N S
    N S 10 days ago

    Stephen A. looking good today. I mean looking fine and sexy!! OK, carry on with your regularly scheduled program. :)

  • Toriano Bobbitt
    Toriano Bobbitt 10 days ago

    He shook his hand, there’s a video

  • Challenger
    Challenger 10 days ago

    Browns still going to the playoffs

  • Jack
    Jack 10 days ago

    Ive said he is overrsated since he was picked #1 overall in 2018! Nothing in 2019 has made me change my mind!

  • TeeMurk
    TeeMurk 10 days ago

    Jesus Christ 31-3 imagine them playing the patriots...

  • Daniel Marantz
    Daniel Marantz 10 days ago


  • KillaCsonAttack
    KillaCsonAttack 10 days ago

    He was held back under jackson and was good under kitchens. Now kitchens is over his head supposedly. Ok

  • Ryan Rucker
    Ryan Rucker 10 days ago

    You’re going to sit up here and say Freddie hasn’t called a bad game, he literally has no idea what’s going on, you know you don’t have a line that can hold a pass block to save your life, but you constantly call long developing routes and don’t lean on your run game which is your strongest element. He’s in over his head the scheme isn’t there, that makes me think he was running Haley’s offense last year when he took over.

  • mwm5942
    mwm5942 10 days ago

    lol shut up 80% of you browns haters are just bitter baltimore and new york fans jealous that baker is still better than darnold and jones.

  • jay W
    jay W 10 days ago

    All I got to say is let the hype train continue on the Brown's. I bet against them every week and double up each time except for one week. So, therefore, Baker is the best QB in the WORLD!

  • predator Predator
    predator Predator 10 days ago

    First Take, you are losing grounds, FS1 is in my oppinion one step ahead of you, my main man Shay Shay got y'all on A HUNDO! Get Molly a job behind the camera pleaaaaase!

  • Kevin Pierre
    Kevin Pierre 10 days ago

    Baker is the reason why they’re losing.... he controls the game , coaches stay on the side and players play

  • jay W
    jay W 10 days ago

    Baker one of those QBs that shined because players around him were very good.

  • NeoNitty
    NeoNitty 10 days ago

    Random thought, but having watched all these first take videos and episodes throughout these past years, I think Max has done a great job replacing skip and has ushered in the new era of first take graciously. I like the guy and I give him a lot of credit and I also think he doesn’tGet the credit he deserves.

  • Henry Biggs
    Henry Biggs 10 days ago

    I'll accept this one Stephen A... These demons are just soulless in the comments... The nfl has adjusted to Baker's strengths in his sophomore season... But he definitely will re-adjust... As far as overrated, no... It was all media hype, not him or the team's hype... These comments clearly shows the fans of football compared to the fans of wicked trolling...💯💯💯

  • Jayare
    Jayare 10 days ago

    If baker could get some touch on his passes like drew brees and Wilson, he’d be so much better! He trying to throw bullets like kap used too, he not kap tho 🤦🏾‍♂️

  • Jayare
    Jayare 10 days ago

    The browns coaching is trash!
    Baker is playing like trash! He look uncomfortable asf in the pocket this year. Stephan A just be talking to talk sometimes .

  • iTzZTCxD - Random Games -

    Isn’t this title
    Like this

    He’s a good player but not so good either 🤔

  • ssacra22
    ssacra22 10 days ago

    Funny, I think Stephen A Smith is WAYYYY overrated. In fact, I think he's awful for sports journalism.

    EDGARxB00TS 10 days ago


  • Tame Katbi
    Tame Katbi 10 days ago

    just another Tim Tebow. the guy is a bust

  • Lips 1878
    Lips 1878 10 days ago +1


  • Daniel Kozma
    Daniel Kozma 10 days ago

    I said these exact words last night to my friend

  • Alex Mccutchan
    Alex Mccutchan 10 days ago

    I gathered it from context but still had to look up "loquacious"... Pass me my dunce cap

  • x rated
    x rated 10 days ago

    Breaking news Baker mayfield is overrated and a scrub

  • RaiXVortex
    RaiXVortex 10 days ago

    Its only week 5. Lets relax

  • snakedog
    snakedog 10 days ago

    Baker is NOT overrated!! He SUCKS!!!!!

  • Dawson Garret
    Dawson Garret 10 days ago

    Terrell was and we will always be the only Muhammad Ali of the NFL. He had a mouth but he ALWAYS backed it up

  • SmithN' Wesson
    SmithN' Wesson 10 days ago

    Bakers problem is he still acts like this is college football. These men aren't fucking around this is their lively hood and talking about how great your going to be is only going to make you that much bigger of a target

  • Hold This L
    Hold This L 10 days ago

    he most certainly is a scrub

  • Frederick King
    Frederick King 10 days ago

    Unpopular opinion :
    Gardner Minshew is who Baker Mayfield tries to be

  • John Nabers
    John Nabers 10 days ago


  • Chris Thurber
    Chris Thurber 10 days ago

    Skip you address me as allpro Stanford graduate

    M0NSTERPR0 10 days ago

    People who still watch espn or first take for sports lets be honest only thing people watch espn for is scores and to check your bets