Chris Broussard: Baker Mayfield Needs To Be More Like Jameis Winston And Go To Bucs

March 29th, 2022

Browns QB Baker Mayfield.

This Baker Mayfield-to-Bucs chatter that Joe believes was hatched by former Bucs backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky, now a talking head for BSPN, sure has the hollering shows worked up.

Take “First Things First,” seen and heard on FS1. Chris Broussard is of the mind that Mayfield will jump-start his career if he became humble, shut his trap and sat behind Tom Brady to learn how a real man quarterbacks.

Broussard points to evidence this will work by citing Mr. Entertainment, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston. After the Bucs let Jameis walk after throwing for over 5,000 yards to sign Brady, Jameis humbled himself, sat behind a Hall of Famer like Drew Brees for a year and turned around his career.

Broussard believes the same could happen for Mayfield. And then if God forbid something happened to Brady, you have a quarterback with starter-level talent who already has a playoff win to take over.

Joe doesn’t see the Bucs trading for Mayfield, who is owed $18 million this season. They can’t afford it. Now if the Browns cut Mayfield and he clears waivers, you are talking something entirely different.

Listening to Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht yesterday from the owners meetings in Palm Beach, it doesn’t sound like the Bucs have any idea who will be backing up Brady at this time. It could be unemployed Blaine Gabbert. It could be unemployed Ryan Griffin, who Joe isn’t sure has even played a full quarter of NFL football. Or it could be second-year man Kyle Trask, who the Bucs have sealed away in a backroom closet at One Buc Palace cushioned in bubble wrap.

Griffin has exactly four more passes attempted in his seven-year NFL career than Trask, who has none.

You can hear and see Broussard’s full take in the FS1 video below.

37 Responses to “Chris Broussard: Baker Mayfield Needs To Be More Like Jameis Winston And Go To Bucs”

  1. Allbuccedup Says:

    Mayfield is garbage hes another Gabbert in the making. Jameis didn’t learn sitting behind Drew he learned not to throw ints because of being terrified of Sean Payton. Payton comes from the school of hard knocks Arians comes from the school of bourbon on the rocks.

  2. Bird Says:

    Some team will give him money when cut. Shoot. Carolina is desperate

  3. BuccoBDub Says:

    Would be great if he clears waivers and we get him on the cheap.

  4. Hodad Says:

    I’d take Baker in a second if he could play D line! Trask hopefully is the QB of the future. I’m sure at some point Gabbert will be resigned, and the Bucs will bring a 4th arm into camp. Arains likes big pocket passers, that’s not Baker.

  5. Bobby M. Says:

    Bucs are definitely holding out to see what happens with him. Its weird how they hype Gabbert and Griffin, yet never say much about Trask. Mayfield is definitely better than Gabbert and if Trask could beat out Mayfield, then you know you’ve probably got a top 10-15 QB for the long haul. I think at Mayfields best he’s a top 10 QB… his worst probably somewhere between 20-25.

  6. Ash Says:

    I must have missed when Winston turned his career around seems like i blinked and he was injured do these talking heads even watch the game anymore before they come up with this click bate nonsense.

  7. D-Rome Says:

    Jay-Miss didn’t jump start anything sitting under Brees for a year as evidenced by his under 200 yards a game average. The organization didn’t trust him. This morning on BSPN there was an article on the Saints’ pursuit of Deshaun Watson led to “tough conversations” with the Saints.

    I’m sure those conversations went something like, “Jay-Miss, you’re nowhere near as good as Deshaun. We wanted him and things didn’t go our way so we’re stuck with you. Here’s a new contract.”

  8. RustyRhinos Says:

    Lots of drafted QBs have “starter-level talent”, but a select few have the starter-level mental talent to do what they did in college. We drafted a QB with the highest QB knowledge in a generation in the first round #1. And he didn’t have the starter-level mental talent to overcome his college MO of throwing INT. Is he a”Starter-level talent”. No longer for the Bucs. Maybe Baker could learn from the GOAT, or maybe not. Watson has “starter-level talent”, but a Dolman Law Group full of civil “hassles” from getting massaged in all the wrong ways. It takes more than just “starter-level talent” to be a Profesional NFL QB.
    Always has.

  9. NCBucfan Says:


  10. NCBucfan Says:

    Trask Trask Trask! We already know what Mayfield is. Let him go to the Texans!

  11. Tampabaybucfsn Says:


  12. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    I just knew you were going to inject Ryan Griffin into this conversation. That kid has been laughing all the way to the bank for the last 8 years.

  13. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Arians will likely retire when Brady does, which means Mayfield , or any other vet QB who comes to Tampa, will have a different unknown coaching staff and probably much different roster when their opportunity to play comes.
    Just backing up Brady for a year or 2 on the cheap and then alot of unknowns is not much incentive to come to Tampa for a veteran QB.
    Plus Mayfield is about as good as Mariota – he’s not winning a SB.

  14. BucsFanSince1976 Says:


    You need to come correct about JW in his 2nd year with Saints. 5-2 as a starter. 14 TD’s and 3 INT’s . 102.8 Passer Rating. JW learned how to manage the game and keep turnovers to a minimum. Are you just stupid???

  15. Bradinator Says:

    Two words, Salary Cap. No way he fits under it for us. His pride, ego, maturity, or whatever his issue is will not allow him to take the huge cut it would take for him to play here.

  16. Sean Says:

    It won’t work. Baker does not have not an agreeable personality. People can’t just change their personalities. Baker’s entire persona is cocky underdog swagger. He lives by the myth of “Nobody believed in me” and all that junk. That’s what’s fuels him. Looking at two true underdogs: Baker doesn’t have Kurt Warner’s humbleness and he doesn’t strike me as particularly cerebral like Brady.

  17. David Says:

    The national talking media heads need to stop throwing anything they can at a wall to see what sticks. Baker Mayfield should NOT come here. Don’t want him. Backing up Brady needs to be a pocket passer with a brain (Trask).
    Two things Mayfield is lacking. Don’t want him, don’t need him.

  18. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Can you imagine being just good enough to spend, so far, 8 years in the NFL, making a few million along the way and then being able to walk away with your physical and mental health intact? Ryan Griffin is the best QB who never was.

  19. David Says:

    One more thing- it is 10 times more important to focus on the D line at this point

  20. D-Rome Says:


    Let’s not forget 185 yards per game and 59% completion percentage. Any QB that throws under 62% in today’s NFL is worthless. He’s still inaccurate and nothing I said is wrong. If he was a franchise QB they would have never looked to upgrade with Deshaun Watson.

  21. teacherman777 Says:

    I knew Josh Allen and Herbert would be way better!

    Mayfield was the 1st pick?

    That former coach Hue Jackson was a moron!!!

  22. Stanglassman Says:

    Stanglassman Says:
    March 28th, 2022 at 4:05 am
    This guys as stupid as he looks. Baker should jump at the chance to be in the same Qb room with the goat and learn from him for a year. I doubt his ego would let him. Jameis did it with Brees and he had other opportunities to start or at least compete to start elsewhere. So it not like it’s unprecedented.

  23. Marine Buc Says:

    It would be awesome if Baker came to Tampa and got beat out for the #2 QB job by Kyle Trask…

    That would be epic.

  24. adam from ny Says:

    i’m hearing if baker winds up in tampa, tb12 is going to “will smith him” in a team meeting so the qb room knows who’s boss…


  25. JohnS Says:

    You will be waiting for a long time till Baker is cut. Browns gain nothing by cutting him now. Browns will hold onto Baker till the August injuries happen to get some return on him.

  26. sasquatch Says:

    This Mayfield crap needs to end. It’s ludicrous.

    If he got released and was available for a reasonable backup salary, then we can talk, but I’m still thinking no.

  27. Jack from NY Says:

    Mayfield will be fine if he gets with a functional organization. His personality is not a factor when winning. Name one talented quarterback (out of college) that was able to prosper in Cleveland in this century.

    The fact that Mayfield could start for four years for a team that did not have a clear starter for 16 years prior and get to the playoffs says something.

    New Orleans and Pittsburgh are the best fit. I believe he ends up in Pittsburgh and goes to the playoffs.

  28. Bucs Guy Says:

    Love it Adam from NY!

    Just ignore the Baker talk until he is released by Cleveland. Then maybe you start to consider it.

  29. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Baker won’t sit behind Brady, just like Watson, he thinks he’s better than them all.

  30. SPARKY Says:

    Ryan Griffin is nothing more than assistant QB coach and Tom Brady babysitter at the super bowl parties. He shouldn’t even have to put on pads anymore.

  31. Duane Says:

    We are talking about guys that wont see the light of day on the field as long as Brady is healthy this season. Whoever that is needs to be accustomed to playing for Ryan Griffin money. It should be Trask. Griff will be at the local Best Buy during the season should we require another warm body.

  32. RandsABucFan Says:

    He should backup Russell Wilson since they’re closer to the same size

  33. SlyPirate Says:


    High priced backups who can serve as a stopgap until the team gets a new QB.

    I’d put Baker in that group.

    (Oh … I don’t want his on the Bucs)

  34. Beeej Says:

    Best outcome would be Trask… He’s under a rookie contract for some time to come

  35. Pickgrin Says:

    “Now if the Browns cut Mayfield and he clears waivers….”

    As a 5th year player, Baker Mayfield is considered a “vested veteran” and is NOT subject to the waiver system. (unless cut after the trading deadline).

    If the Browns cut Baker – he could decide it was in his best interest to come to Tampa Bay and sign a 2 year $9M contract in order to learn from and back up TB12 – with the expectation of becoming the heir-apparent QB.

    Thats how Mayfield could wind up as a Buccaneer. And its not all that far-fetched either. Especially if the Bucs see his talents as moldable and believe Baker has a much higher potential ceiling than Trask (which pick #1 vs #64 would suggest…)

  36. Fishhawkbuc Says:

    Keep the cancer out of here. It would be like bringing Covid to granny at the old folks home.

  37. steele Says:

    Mayfield will never humble himself to sit behind anyone.

    He is also a bad fit stylistically. Jeff Garcia with more mobility. Doesn’t have the kind of arm for this offense.