Baker Mayfield would make a great addition to the next incarnation of The X-Files.
Baker Mayfield knows the truth is out there.
The quarterback for the Cleveland Browns is causing a stir on social media, but not for reasons you may suspect. Although, it’s sure to generate several hours of content on Colin Cowherd’s show for the next few days and weeks.
Mayfield tweeted on Thursday morning that he and his wife Emily Wilkinson saw a UFO on their way home from dinner.
The former Heisman winner and No. 1 pick out of Oklahoma tweeted:
"“Almost 100%, Em and I just saw a UFO drop straight out of the sky on our way home from dinner… we stopped and looked at each other and asked if either of us saw it… Very bright ball of light going straight down out of the sky towards Lake Travis. Anybody else witness this?”"
Cowherd responded to his favorite quarterback with the following on Thursday’s show, via The Volume:
"“The blind spot for fans is, ‘well, that’s no big deal.’ No, it’s not to you or anybody in your family. But it is a big deal for public figures to be on their best behavior when making comments.”“Now, I wouldn’t want my quarterback rushing to Twitter to say he saw a UFO. It’s not going to determine the AFC North. But it is funny about this kind of stuff. Aaron Rodgers, by the way, has said it before. And it’s wildly entertaining to me.“But that’s the reality of being a franchise quarterback. I’ve always said: you have to be uniquely mature. Johnny Manziel’s talented. Jameis Winston, Cam Newton… they’re all uniquely talented. But they weren’t uniquely mature. Andrew Luck was. Russell Wilson was. Remember Big Ben got into trouble early in his career? If he’s not talented, he’s out of the league.”“This is the blind spot of the fans, believing none of this stuff ever matters. Public figures, you’d be amazed what matters. You would be amazed what quarterbacks in the NFL have been called in for to their bosses. I think you’d be shocked by it. I think you’d be amazed how often television people in the country are called into their bosses for something that never makes the press, that the media or their media bosses are mad about.”“It’s just the reality of being a public figure.”"
Baker Mayfield is convinced he saw a UFO
Mayfield isn’t the first one to report seeing an unidentified flying object, and he surely won’t be the last, but when a famous person admits to this, it lends credence that we’re not the only ones in this solar system.
No, I’m not about to go all Fox Mulder and channel David Duchovny from The X-Files, but this should make for a fun reality show for Mayfield and his wife. They should spend their offseason hunting for UFO’s across the country and interview people who have spotted alien aircraft.
Are you gonna tell me you wouldn’t watch a show like that? It would be a perfect addition to Discovery Channel’s lineup. Perhaps it can fill a spot on one of the 897 streaming platforms. With Paramount+ now available, I can’t think of a better promotion than signing Mayfield to an overall deal to produce and star in a show searching for UFO’s.
As long as it doesn’t interfere with his offseason work and preparation to get the Browns to the Super Bowl, I’m sure Cleveland fans will be okay with it. Right? Well, maybe not. But the truth is out there.