Browns defensive back Damarious Randall was the first Cleveland player to jab Hue Jackson, who was sacked by the Browns earlier this season and now works as a consultant under Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis.
After the game, Mayfield's former head coach and now Bengals assistant Hue Jackson appeared to approach the signal-caller for a hug, but Mayfield had other ideas and gave him a handshake instead as shown in a tweet by Will Brinson of CBSSports. And, it also seems to validate the comments New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees had about Mayfield earlier this year when he said the Browns rookie could be even better than him one day.
"Left Cleveland and goes down to Cincinnati". Mayfield, however, quickly responded to Woody with a comment posted on First Take's Instagram page. While he was being held by safety Jessie Bates and while Cincinnati players were swiping at the ball, three Browns came and shoved Njoku into the end zone.
Randall backed up his own talk on Friday about beating the Bengals' ass with receiver A.J. Green on the sideline by intercepting Andy Dalton in the second quarter and promptly handing the ball to Jackson, who was right in front of him after he got to the sideline.
Cleveland's 35-20 win, inspired by Mayfield's four touchdown passes, snapped a 25-game road losing streak that dated back to October 11, 2015.
Mayfield has thrown for 2,242 yards and 17 touchdowns since taking over the Browns starting job from Tyrod Taylor in Week 4.