The Bengals then hired him as a special assistant.
"He said, 'good job, good game.' It was brief", Mayfield said afterward, via the Browns official website.
The former Heisman victor has got the city of Cleveland buzzing, and entering Sunday's game in Cincinnati, the Browns boasted a 3-6-1 record, which might be not be ideal for most franchises, but given that the Browns had gone 1-31 over the course of two seasons, it's definitely a sign of progress.
The tense situation between quarterback and former coach didn't disappear on Monday. In their Week 12 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals, quarterback Baker Mayfield played his best outing so far in his nascent career. Former NFL player Damien Woody criticized Mayfield on ESPN's First Take, saying the rookie needed to "grow up".
Mayfield wasn't the only Browns player to interact with Jackson on Sunday. After tossing four TD passes and zero interceptions, he made sure to get in his shots against his former head coach, Hue Jackson, who was sacked by Cleveland less than a month ago and quickly took a job with the Bengals as a defensive assistant.
Mayfield threw for 258 yards and tossed four touchdowns with no interceptions in their 35-20 win on the road against their AFC North rivals.
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