Baker Mayfield’s future stays up within the air, however his previous is immortalized perpetually.
Oklahoma College unveiled a bigger-than-life-sized statue of Mayfield throughout Saturday’s spring soccer sport. The 2017 Heisman Trophy winner is bronzed within the well-known Heisman pose, which not coincidentally is consultant of the stiff-arm he gave that season to Oklahoma State linebacker Justin Phillips in the course of the Bedlam Sequence rivalry.
“For it to be a stiff-arm of your little brother,” Mayfield stated, taking a shot at Oklahoma State’s second-fiddle standing in the course of the halftime ceremony, “forever they have to deal with that one.”
There had been hypothesis that Mayfield’s statue may be within the pose of him infamously planting Oklahoma’s flag within the area at Ohio State after a highway victory. To not be, however the former Texas Tech switch, who was a walk-on at Oklahoma after rising up as a Sooners fan, will likely be added to this system’s iconic “Heisman Park” with fellow greats Billy Vessels, Steve Owens, Billy Sims, Jason White and Sam Bradford.
“I dreamt about having a statue right there, and now I do,” Mayfield advised the group. “It blows my mind.”
The gang of 75,000-plus followers chanted, “I love you, Baker,” which practically introduced the quarterback to tears. “Love you guys, too,” he stated.
In contrast, Mayfield hasn’t been feeling the love within the NFL.
The Cleveland Browns gave up on the No. 1 total decide within the 2018 NFL Draft this offseason by buying and selling a boatload of draft picks to the Houston Texans for Deshaun Watson. Mayfield stays on the Browns roster however away from the crew as he waits to see if his commerce request will likely be met.
Groups just like the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers might commerce for Mayfield, 27, relatively than draft Kenny Pickett or Malik Willis with top-10 picks later this week, however they possible would need some salary-cap reduction from Mayfield’s absolutely assured $18.8 million wage for 2022, the ultimate 12 months of his contract.
“This is home,” Mayfield stated to Oklahoma followers. “It’ll always be home. I mean that.”