The win came just a few days after the team parted ways with disgruntled wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who seemed to have issues with Mayfield’s play and how he was being utilized in the offense this season.
“I wish him well, I really do. My feelings haven’t changed,” Mayfield said of Beckham, according to ESPN’s Jake Trotter. “From a personal standpoint, he’s a good friend of mine. … But I’m worried about the guys in our locker room. I’m proud of these guys, how they were able to focus up despite all the bulls— that was going on this week and how they were able to do their job. We’re going to see if we can build on it and continue to get better.”
“We still haven’t talked,” Mayfield added. “But that doesn’t change things. I wish him well. I wish him the best in his career.”
Mayfield completed 14 of 21 passes for 218 yards and two touchdowns during the big win on Sunday, notching a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3.
“We needed that win. Our whole locker room needed it. And they knew that. Played for each other,” Mayfield said. “I trust the guys in this locker room. When adversity hit, nobody flinched. It was a long week. I’d be lying if I said otherwise. But proud of these guys.”