The Cleveland Browns might be officially out of playoff contention and searching for a new head coach, but they do have a quarterback for the future. It’s safe to say Baker Mayfield has won the fans at FirstEnergy Stadium and the city over during his 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 more wins here and there to get the franchise out of the standings basement. Yet, he surpassed those expectations and every fan now believes he can take this team to the NFL playoffs again.
The Rufener family absolutely feels 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.
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
With a win over the Denver Broncos on Saturday night, Mayfield, who has thrown for over 3,000 yards and 21 touchdowns this season, 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.