Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robbie Anderson walked back his statement about Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield earlier this year on Wednesday.
Anderson wasn’t a fan of the trade rumors surrounding the Panthers and Mayfield and didn’t want him to be his quarterback (or so it seemed).
Anderson confirmed on Wednesday that the comment was just him supporting Sam Darnold.
“Just trying to be a good teammate to my quarterback. That’s it,” Anderson said (first transcribed by ProFootballTalk). “Just trying to defend the guy who is my quarterback in a sense. You know what I’m saying? That’s it. I mean, that’s my quarterback. I’ve got to make him right and stand up for him.”
Fans don’t think Anderson is telling the truth with this one.
If the Panthers do end up trading for Mayfield, it could be awkward at first, but he’d likely get over it since Mayfield is a better quarterback than Darnold.