Baker Mayfield gifts Saquon Barkley with a new “Quads” chain after he lost a bet on who would win rookie of the year.
Back in February, two of the top candidates for AP Offensive Rookie of the Year were Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley.
With both having spectacular seasons in their inaugural NFL seasons, both players owned a great case for the award. Barkley led the NFL in yards from scrimmage with 2,028. Mayfield, on the other hand, broke the record for most touchdown passes by a rookie with 27.
Both players, as a matter of fact, made a bet with each other on who would win the award. And over four months after Barkley won, Mayfield finally paid up.
S/O to @bakermayfield for coming through with the bet ??? #QUADS pic.twitter.com/19dYtk8Kly
— Saquon Barkley (@saquon) June 22, 2019
“It’ll say ‘Quads’ on it, not ‘Sa-quads’ but just ‘Quads,'” Mayfield told reporters in February. “The two extra letters in there cost a little bit extra money, so we’ll stick with just ‘Quads.'”
Barkley and Mayfield will look to continue their already-productive careers into their sophomore campaigns in 2019.
Barkley rushed for 1,307 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2018, along with 91 catches for 721 yards and four touchdowns through the air. His efforts won him the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year, the Pepsi Rookie of the Year as well as the FedEx Ground Player of the Year.
Mayfield threw for 3,725 yards and 27 touchdowns, completing 63.8% of his throws in the process last season. Not to mention, he only played 14 games. Mayfield was a big reason the Browns went from winless in 2017 to 7-8-1 last season.