CLEVELAND, Ohio — Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is “almost 100%” he and his wife Emily saw a UFO on their way home from dinner in Austin, Texas on Wednesday night. In his defense, he’s not the first star QB to say as much.
“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,” he tweeted. “Very bright ball of light going straight down out of the sky towards Lake Travis. Anybody else witness this?”
“I won’t lie… I’m typically not someone who buys into UFO talk. But all I know is… I saw something tonight that I have never seen,” Emily added. “And I’m a little thrown off.”
Right on cue, noted Baker Mayfield-hater Colin Cowherd chimed in, despite saying last week Cleveland doesn’t “matter enough” for him to rile up Browns fans just for the heck of it.
“I would prefer of all the qualities of franchise quarterbacks,” Cowherd said on Thursday’s episode of “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” on FS1. “I want to know your arm. Are you good pre-snap? Are you mobile? The ability to see UFOs in the offseason is nowhere near my top-10 qualifications. Joe Montana, Troy Aikman, Terry Bradshaw, and Tom Brady have never seen aliens. I would prefer my guys don’t talk about it.”
But what about Aaron Rodgers? In a 2016 interview, the reigning NFL MVP recalled seeing a “large orange, left-to-right-moving object” in the New Jersey night sky back in 2005 prior to being drafted by the Green Bay Packers. He was convinced it was a UFO.
Then there’s Tom Brady, who clapped back at Cowherd’s assumption.
“How do you know I’ve never seen aliens Colin?” the seven-time Super Bowl champion tweeted.
Of course, there’s a very reasonable possible explanation for all of this besides the obvious. Perhaps Greg Brady, armed with some fishing line, a clear plastic curtain, red light, flashlight and a whistle he had just laying around the attic, was getting even with those creeps for telling mom and dad on him he got home late on Saturday night.
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