Nearly sacking Cleveland Browns quarterback Mayfield in the second quarter of Monday’s game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, San Francisco 49ers rookie defensive end Nick Bosa broke out a celebration from the two’s college days.
Via Clay Travis:
Former Buckeye Nick Bosa planting the flag on OU’s Baker Mayfield is one of the best NFL celebrations I’ve ever seen. You know he’s been planning this for years. So damn good. pic.twitter.com/WxEvN3RMb6
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 8, 2019
Then a senior for Oklahoma, Mayfield led the Sooners to a 31-16 victory over Bosa and the Ohio State Buckeyes in Ohio Stadium on September 9, 2017. Finishing 27-35 for 386 yards, Mayfield threw three touchdown passes in the win. Most memorable, however, was the quarterback planting an Oklahoma flag at midfield postgame.
Over two years later, Bosa finally got his payback.
Asked about Bosa, Mayfield had an interesting response on Wednesday.
From Jake Trotter of ESPN:
Baker on Bosa’s flag plant: “That’s a long time to be thinking about that loss.” pic.twitter.com/ngxmhSg5ZK
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) October 9, 2019
Beginning his collegiate career at Texas Tech, Mayfield played three seasons for the Sooners, throwing for 12,292 yards, 119 touchdowns and 21 interceptions, winning the 2017 Heisman Trophy and leading Oklahoma to two College Football Playoff appearances in the process.
Selected by the Browns with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, he has tossed 31 touchdowns in 19 games at the professional level.
The younger brother of Joey Bosa, now of the Los Angeles Chargers, Nick Bosa starred for the Buckeyes from 2016-18. Despite being limited to just three games in his final year in Columbus by a core injury, the 49ers picked Bosa second overall in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Getting the last laugh, Bosa’s 49ers routed Mayfield’s Browns, 31-3.
Completing just 8-22 passes for 100 yards, Mayfield turned the football over four times and was ultimately benched late in the game in favor of former Texas Longhorn and SMU Mustang Garrett Gilbert.
While he narrowly missed a sack in the above video, Bosa recorded a sack on two other occasions and finished the game with four tackles.
Cleveland (2-3) hosts the Seattle Seahawks (4-1) on Sunday at 1:00PM ET (FOX).
San Francisco (4-0) travels to Los Angeles to face the Rams (3-2) at 4:05PM ET (FOX).