CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield made headlines on Tuesday when he encouraged fans to quiet down when the Cleveland Browns offense has the ball.
"It was just the fact that we were on offense, and we need it to be quiet," the Browns' second-year quarterback said. "It might have ruffled some feathers, but once again, that is OK. When we are on offense on a critical down, we need to be able to have silence in our home stadium. It has to be an advantage for us, and then when they get the ball, it has to be really loud. It is just football.”
Although he explicitly said otherwise, some fans took Mayfield's comments to be a passive aggressive shot at the number of Buffalo Bills fans who were present at FirstEnergy Stadium during Cleveland's 19-16 victory on Sunday. And with another team from not so far away coming on Thursday, some fans have already taken to Twitter to encourage others not to sell their spare tickets to Pittsburgh Steelers fans.
One post even caught the attention of Browns executive vice president/owner JW Johnson, who replied with a fist-bumping emoji.
As for how fans can go about ensuring their tickets are only resold to Browns fans online, that remains unclear. But for what it's worth, the average ticket for Thursday's game on the secondary market is being sold for $193, making it the Browns' second-highest in-demand home game, according to data provided by Vivid Seats.