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Nick Bosa on trash-talking Baker Mayfield: 'He had it coming'

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa said that Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield deserved the trash talk he received on Monday night.
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San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa, center, sacks and forces a fumble by Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. The Browns recovered the ball. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Anyone who knows Nick Bosa knows he isn't usually one for trash talk.

But on Monday night, the San Francisco 49ers defensive end was willing to make an exception.

Facing the Cleveland Browns, Bosa clearly had unfinished business from his last matchup against Baker Mayfield, which came in Ohio State's 31-16 loss to Oklahoma in 2017. And it'd be tough to argue the reigning No. 2 pick didn't make good on just that, tallying 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery and 5 QB hits in the 49ers' 31-3 victory over Mayfield's Browns.

Following one of his two sacks of Mayfield late in the second quarter, Bosa made it clear he was out for revenge as he mimicked the former Heisman Trophy winner planting an Oklahoma flag in Ohio Stadium two years ago.

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Even after the game, Bosa didn't back down from taking aim at Mayfield. Speaking to reporters, the former 5-star prospect said he spent the majority of the contest trash-talking the second-year quarterback, who never offered much of a rebuttal.

"I was kind of trying to talk. I don't usually talk. But this game, he had it coming," Bosa said. "But he didn't say one word back."

What was Bosa saying to Mayfield?

"I was just screaming his name like, "Baaaaaker. Baaaker. You good? Come on, pick it up. We want a challenge.' Stuff like that."

And while Bosa may not typically be one for trash talk, that didn't stop the 2017 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year from leaving Mayfield with one last parting shot.

"I don't know how anybody thought he'd be able to see over  [49ers defensive linemen] Arik [Armstead] and [DeForest Buckner], but he was panicking," Bosa said. "He was double-clutching, rolling back and forth. We had him rattled all game."