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Dating back to his storied college career at Oklahoma, Baker Mayfield has been one of Colin Cowherd's favorite subjects.
But when it comes to the Cleveland Browns quarterback, it appears that the Fox Sports Radio host is no longer interested.
Taking to his show's Twitter feed on Tuesday morning, Cowherd discussed his feelings about Mayfield following the Browns' 16-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. In doing so, Cowherd revealed that he would be putting up a poll on social media allowing his listeners to decide whether he'd ever talk about the 26-year-old signal-caller ever again.
"I thought, 'Baker's easily the second most interesting quarterback in this game,'" Cowherd said of his performance vs. Lamar Jackson's Ravens. "I feel like, he's 28-28, I was right about the argument. I'm no longer captivated by Baker Mayfield topics. A lot of people through the years, you'll hear people say, 'Colin, why do you keep talking about Baker?' So I thought, 'You know what? That's a good question.'
Cowherd went on to reveal that show's Twitter account would be posting a half-hour long poll, which would ultimately determine whether he'd continue discussing Mayfield. He also warned that the results of the poll would be final.
"Here's the rub: If he goes on a five-game winning streak, they get to the playoffs, he gets the AFC Championship, the Super Bowl -- I'm not talking about him," Cowherd said. "You can't have it both ways. You want me to stop? I'll stop. Your choice."
"Yes" -- as in "Yes, Cowherd should stop talking about Baker Mayfield" -- won the poll with 59.7 percent of the votes.
The history between Cowherd and Mayfield largely dates back to 2018 when the nationally syndicated radio host was critical of the quarterback prospect leading up to the NFL Draft. In the time since, the two have traded barbs over the airwaves and on social media, with Mayfield once calling a Cowherd a "donkey" on Twitter, while Cowherd has criticized the signal-caller's backwards hats and belief that he saw a UFO.
While Cowherd did give Mayfield credit for beating the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC divisional round last season, the No. 1 pick of the 2018 NFL Draft's injury-plagued 2021 season has resulted in more criticism. Ultimately, however, it appears that Cowherd's feelings about Mayfield could now best be described as "ambivalent" -- and his listeners seem to share that sentiment.