CLEVELAND -- Colin Cowherd -- as expected -- may not have been a fan of Baker Mayfield's decision to shotgun a beer when shown on the scoreboard at Progressive Field on Saturday.
But in the opinion of one of the world's most famous beer chuggers, the Cleveland Browns quarterback's take on the 'shotgun' formation was nothing less than impressive.
Appearing on ESPN's "Get Up" on Tuesday morning, professional wrestling legend Stone Cold Steve Austin was asked to rate recent beer chugs performed by athletes. And in doing so, the master of the 'Stone Cold Stunner' gave Mayfield a rave review for his viral shotgun, which began with the former Heisman Trophy winner biting open a beer can.
"He goes old school and he just bites the beer with his tooth," Austin told ESPN's Mike Greenberg. "Bam -- he cracks it with his tooth, pulls the tab. A+. That's A+. That's great."
For what it's worth, Austin appears to be an easy grader. In addtion to Mayfield, the "Texas Rattlesnake" gave Green Bay Packers offensive lineman David Bakhtiari an A+. He wasn't as kind, however, the Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who failed to finish his beer chug at a Milwaukee Bucks game in a single take.
For Rodgers' efforts, Austin graded him a C+ and while Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich didn't receive a letter grade, the 6-time WWF heavyweight champion did appear impressed with the reigning National League MVP's chug. "I can work with that," Austin said.
The reason why Austin was appearing on ESPN on Tuesday morning was to promote his new show on the USA Network, "Straight Up Steve Austin," in which he will spends each episode interviewing and spending time with various athletes and entertainers. And as fate would have it, one of his first guests just happens to be Mayfield in an episode that was taped around various parts of Northeast Ohio in May.