Baker Mayfield finds death threats against him unimportant

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Quarterback Baker Mayfield is not the most beloved character by Cleveland Browns fans, the four interceptions he threw for the first time in his career during the loss to the Green Bay Packers last Saturday, Dec. 25, were key to failing for the second consecutive game and hindering the chances of repeating in the AFC postseason.

Death threats due to ignorance

That generated the displeasure of people who follow the AFC North team, some of them, under the anonymity of social networks, made death threats to Mayfield, who, however, did not want to worry more about this situation.

"It's just one of those things where we're in a world today in society where there's a lot of keyboard warriors that make empty threats and things like that," Baker Mayfield said. "It's quite honestly ignorant when they go after people that aren't directly involved in football, and then when you talk about taking your own life, killing somebody or all that, to me, is ignorance."

Mayfield spoke on the topic at his customary Thursday press conference following Browns practice, after his wife Emily came out to defend him on Instagram last Tuesday.

"The death threats, lies being told about my husband, and blatant DISRESPECT never ceases to amaze me," Emily Mayfield posted on Instagram.

Browns far from the postseason

The Browns have a 7-8 record and are one game behind the Miami Dolphins who currently occupy the final wild card spot in the American Conference heading into the playoffs.

Cleveland will play the final Monday Night Football of the regular season when they visit the Pittsburgh Steelers and for Mayfield that should be the focus right now, however, he took some time to address his wife's words.

"It's tough to tell your loved ones and your family not to defend you and look into that stuff. That's just human nature," Mayfield said. "But you have to take one day at a time and realize that your priorities, your family members, the people that truly matter to you, those are the opinions you need to listen to. It's just one of those things that, it's blown up to be a much bigger deal on the outside. It's not like it's anything new for us."

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