Joe Burrow says he can’t blame the Cleveland Browns for going all-in on Deshaun Watson … admitting it was smart to “take a chance” on the superstar QB — even with Baker Mayfield on the roster.
Cleveland added Watson after a blockbuster trade with the Houston Texans in March … which, of course, pissed Mayfield off and left his future in northeast Ohio up in the air — despite reaching the postseason in 2020.
Burrow says Baker’s current situation is “tough,” but gets why the Brownies went through with the deal … saying when a talent like Watson is available, you gotta go for it.
“I think when you have a guy like Deshaun, you gotta take a chance at that,” the 25-year-old QB said on Full Send Podcast this week, “’cause he’s such a great player.”
Burrow says this is not a shot at Baker — in fact, he believes the former Heisman winner will succeed somewhere else … wherever that is.
“Baker will land on his feet,” Burrow said, “He’s a really good player.”
Of course, Joey B knows firsthand what Bake’s capable of — Mayfield has balled out every time the Browns played the Bengals — and the AFC champ has yet to beat the Ohio rivals.
“Every time we play him, he balls,” Burrow added. “First time we played him [in 2020], Thursday night … we lost like 30-34 or something. He balled.”
During Mayfield’s four seasons with the Browns, he’s logged in 14,125 passing yards, 92 touchdowns and 56 interceptions. He also led the Browns to their first playoff win in forever.