Buffalo Bills: Baker Mayfield’s attitude should not be an issue

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Baker Mayfield remains one of the top rookie options at quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, and his attitude should not be an issue for the team.

NFL Draft season always provides interesting takes.

This draft is of particular importance to the Buffalo Bills because of the team’s quarterback situation and the fact this draft class is stacked with talent under center.

Baker Mayfield is one of the top options in the class, but many analysts seem to love picking on the kid. Even aside from his arrest, some don’t like the way he shows emotion on the field. I just don’t get it.

This is a symptom of always looking for the negatives in prospects, but Mayfield takes so much criticism for being a passionate player. He receives comparisons to Johnny Manziel that are unwarranted. Manziel’s problems were real, while Mayfield is just outspoken.

Bills fans who want to move on from Tyrod Taylor should love the idea of Mayfield in Buffalo. He would come in right away and be ready to work, and the job would likely be his to lose. Fans should embrace his attitude. I fail to understand why some fans don’t want passion from the face of a team.

Bills fans looking through mock drafts and potential quarterback options will see Mayfield’s attitude listed as a negative from more than one analyst. But there is no need to worry. What better place for Mayfield to come than Buffalo? If any quarterback represents the ways of the Bills Mafia, it is him.

I am no quarterback guru nor do I claim to think Mayfield should absolutely be taken by the Bills. I just don’t think his attitude should be a knock against him. Because if teams pass on him solely for that reason and he becomes great, fans will be wondering why emotion was deemed to be an issue in such a passionate sport.

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People will also lose their jobs too. So that should be avoided at all costs.