It sure sounds like new Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield is all-in, dropping the mic on national media figures who have been hating on his new team.
For all that was made about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signing Baker mayfield this offseason, it’s impossible to deny that he seems to already be all-in with his new team.
Of course, the Bucs catching strays in the national media seems to be a growing theme in the wake of Tom Brady’s retirement. To be fair, Brady took the national spotlight with him when he left Tampa Bay but the extreme nature of vitriol that is being spewed about the Buccaneers would lead one to believe they were in danger of being contracted.
It’s foolish to think that the Bucs will be on the same level they were the last three years, but it’s equally misguided to assume that without Brady the team is suddenly the second-worst team in the league.
That’s how Peter King and other experts are talking about the Bucs, and it’s already starting to rub fans the wrong way.
It’s not just fans who have listened to the criticism and are throwing it back at the haters. The guy who is fighting to be not only the Bucs starting quarterback but a locker room leader is leading the charge against the doubters.
Buccaneers QB Baker Mayfield destroys haters (Video)
Mayfield spoke to the Bucs media at training camp this week and dropped the mic on doubters who are already writing the team off.
“I played in this division last year and I’m pretty sure the Bucs won it still,” Mayfield said, via Pewter Report. “I don’t really care what the people in Vegas are putting odds on it because it’s May. We haven’t played a real snap of football. There’s a long way to go before that. It’s just the time of year where everybody is pretty bored and they don’t really have much to talk about. It makes it fun.”
Check out the full clip here:
Say what you will about Mayfield, it’s impossible to not absolutely love that.
Mayfield got an instant dose of the sort of hate the Bucs have been getting as soon as he signed his free agent deal with the team. Mayfield’s baggage is what it is, but the combination with how folks are talking about the Bucs made for a situation where the former No. 1 overall pick was dunked on.
He’s already coming to Tampa Bay with a pretty significant chip on his shoulder from how the national media has treated him throughout his career. Some of that criticism is justified, as are some of the doubts about the Bucs, but it seems the two are already a natural fit with one another and a revenge tour by all involved seems to be very much in the works.