The Cleveland Browns were officially out of playoff contention and searching for a new head coach, but they at least found a quarterback for the future. It’s safe to say Baker Mayfield won over the fans at FirstEnergy Stadium after his breakout rookie season.
Sure, it didn’t take much. All the former No. 1 overall pick had to do was make sure the Bud Light Victory Fridge got unlocked and pick up a couple wins here and there to get the franchise out of the standings basement. Yet, he surpassed those expectations and every fan now believes he will take this team to the NFL playoffs again.
The Rufener family absolutely felt that way. So much so that Shane Rufener’s five kids took the classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” song and created “Baker the Touchdown Maker” and posted it to social media.
“Baker the Touchdown Maker” Christmas Carol
This is great on so many levels. Calling out the likes of Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Cam Newton, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, DeShaun Watson, Andy Dalton and Russell Wilson at the beginning was quite good, but the “most famous quarterback of them all” definitely stole the show.
“Baker the Touchdown Maker, had a very mighty throw,
“And if you ever saw him, then there is no doubt you’d know.
“All of the other ball clubs used to laugh and call us names,
“Because we never had a quarterback who played a decent football game.”
— The Shaun Rufener Family
Mayfield threw for over 3,700 yards and 27 touchdowns in his first season and delivered an early Christmas present to Cleveland, Ohio. In turn, some of his biggest fans made him a song.
Good luck getting this jingle out of your head this holiday season and stopping this family from believing Mayfield will lead the Browns back to the Super Bowl some day.
This article was originally published December 17, 2018, but ’tis the season, right?