The Browns beat the Lions on Sunday, but it was an ugly win. It was such an ugly win for the Browns that Baker Mayfield’s wife Emily Mayfield felt the need to come to the quarterback’s defense.
In an Instagram story that has since been deleted, Emily Mayfield wrote about Baker Mayfield’s toughness while calling out the rest of his Browns teammates.
Here’s what Emily Mayfield posted and then deleted:
“No one better say anything bad about @bakermayfield after this game. I don’t think I have seen toughness like this in a while. Maybe the rest of our team should take the hint and get tougher.”
Those comments came after the Browns just barely beat the Lions, who have not won a game this season, 13-10. Baker Mayfield declined to speak to the media following win. He threw for 176 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. The QB has been playing with an injured left shoulder for most of the season.
Emily Mayfield is not the first family member of a Browns player to participate in team chatter this season. Odell Beckham Jr.’s father criticized Baker Mayfield for not targeting his son enough before Beckham Jr. was released and signed with the Los Angeles Rams.
The Browns currently sit at 6-5 and are in last place in the AFC North.