Baker Mayfield responds to Colin Cowherd after he calls him "pudgy"

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, despite winning the Heisman Trophy and leading his team to the College Football Playoff this past year, has his share of naysayers. There are many, including FOX Sports’ Colin Cowherd, who don’t think he’s a legit pro prospect. Mayfield appears to be keeping tabs on all of it.

This week, Cowherd did a number of segments on Mayfield, suggesting that he played against weak defenses, partied too hard, had multiple concussions, etc.

In one clip, Cowherd even calls Mayfield “pudgy” when comparing him to Russell Wilson.

“Baker Mayfield isn’t in the same class in terms of IQ, his dad went to Dartmouth, his grandpa to Princeton. In terms of athletic ability, Russell Wilson may be the best athlete outside of Antonio Brown in the entire league. Baker Mayfield is a two-time walk-on. It’s the wrong comp.

Do not compare Baker Mayfield to Russell Wilson. Do not compare him to Drew Brees, who was also, in his prime, a remarkable athlete. His comp is Case Keenum. His comp is Chase Daniel, which is a little pudgy, not a great athlete.”

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 03: Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield looks on during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 3, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 02: Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield answers questions from the media during the NFL Scouting Combine on March 02, 2018 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 02: Collegiate football player Baker Mayfield of the Oklahoma Sooners attends SiriusXM at Super Bowl LII Radio Row at the Mall of America on February 2, 2018 in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
MOBILE, AL - JANUARY 27: Baker Mayfield #6 of the North team throws the ball during the Reese's Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on January 27, 2018 in Mobile, Alabama. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Dec 9, 2017; New York, NY, USA; 2017 Heisman Trophy finalists (left to right) University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson and Stanford University running back Bryce Love and University of Oklahoma quarterbck Baker Mayfield pose for photos during the 2017 Heisman Trophy pre-announcement press conference at The New York Marriott Marquis. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 9, 2017; New York, NY, USA; 2017 Heisman Trophy finalists (left to right) University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson and Stanford University running back Bryce Love and University of Oklahoma quarterbck Baker Mayfield pose for photos during the 2017 Heisman Trophy pre-announcement press conference at The New York Marriott Marquis. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 9, 2017; New York, NY, USA; 2017 Heisman Trophy finalists (left to right) University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson and Stanford University running back Bryce Love and University of Oklahoma quarterbck Baker Mayfield pose for photos during the 2017 Heisman Trophy pre-announcement press conference at The New York Marriott Marquis. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 9, 2017; New York, NY, USA; 2017 Heisman Trophy finalists (left to right) University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson and Stanford University running back Bryce Love and University of Oklahoma quarterbck Baker Mayfield pose for photos during the 2017 Heisman Trophy pre-announcement press conference at The New York Marriott Marquis. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 2, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws over TCU Horned Frogs defensive end Mat Boesen (9) during the second half in the Big 12 Championship game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 2, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) celebrates after the Big 12 Championship game against the TCU Horned Frogs at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 2, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) celebrates after the Big 12 Championship game against the TCU Horned Frogs at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 2, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) celebrates after the victory against the TCU Horned Frogs in the Big 12 Championship game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 11, 2017; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) celebrates after a pass for a touchdown against the TCU Horned Frogs during the second quarter at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 4, 2017; Stillwater, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) celebrates a touchdown during the first half against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 25, 2017; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) is seen on the field during Senior Night recognition prior to action against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 2, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) celebrates after the Big 12 Championship game against the TCU Horned Frogs at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma speaks at the press conference for the 2017 Heisman Trophy Presentation on December 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - DECEMBER 09: 2017 Heisman Trophy Finalist University of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield answers questions from the media during the Heisman Trophy Finalists Press Conference on December 9, 2017, at the Marriott Marquis in New York Coty, NY. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - DECEMBER 09: 2017 Heisman Trophy Finalist University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson 2017 Heisman Trophy Finalist University of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield 2017 Heisman Trophy Finalist Stanford University running back Bryce Love during the Heisman Trophy Finalists Press Conference on December 9, 2017, at the Marriott Marquis in New York Coty, NY. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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An Oklahoma fan recorded one of Cowherd’s segments and sent it to Mayfield. Mayfield responded, making it clear that he’s acknowledging it.

Mayfield has proven a great deal this season, but if he can lead Oklahoma to a national title, there won’t be much left for the doubters. The Sooners take on Georgia in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day.

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1935: Jay Berwanger, Chicago

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1936: Larry Kelley, Yale

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1937: Clint Frank, Yale

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1938: Davey O'Brien, TCU

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1939: Nile Kinnick, Iowa

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1940: Tom Harmon, Michigan

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1941: Bruce Smith, Minnesota

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1942: Frank Sinkwich, Georgia

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1943: Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame

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1944: Les Horvath, Ohio State

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1945: Doc Blanchard, Army

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1946: Glenn Davis, Army

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1947: Johnny Lujack, Notre Dame

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1948: Doak Walker, SMU

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1949: Leon Hart, Notre Dame

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1950: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State

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1951: Dick Kazmaier, Princeton

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1952: Billy Vessels, Oklahoma

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1953: Johnny Lattner, Notre Dame

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1954: Alan Ameche, Wisconsin

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1955: Howard Cassady, Ohio State

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1956: Paul Hornung, Notre Dame

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1957: John David Crow, Texas A&M

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1958: Pete Dawkins, Army

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1959: Billy Cannon, LSU

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1960: Joe Bellino, Navy

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1961: Ernie Davis, Syracuse

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1962: Terry Baker, Oregon State

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1963: Roger Staubach, Navy

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1964: John Huarte, Notre Dame

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1965: Mike Garrett, USC

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1966: Steve Spurrier, Florida

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1967: Gary Beban, UCLA

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1968: OJ Simpson, USC

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1969: Steve Owens, Oklahoma

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1970: Jim Plunkett, Stanford

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1971: Pat Sullivan, Auburn

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1972: Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska

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1973: John Cappelletti, Penn State

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1974 and 1975: Archie Griffin, Ohio State

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1976: Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh

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1977: Earl Campbell, Texas

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1978: Billy Sims, Oklahoma

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1979: Charles White, USC

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1980: George Rogers, South Carolina

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1981: Marcus Allen, USC

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1982: Herschel Walker, Georgia

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1983: Mike Rozier, Nebraska

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1984: Doug Flutie, Boston College

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1985: Bo Jackson, Auburn

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1986: Vinny Testaverde, Miami

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1987: Tim Brown, Notre Dame

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1988: Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State

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1989: Andre Ware, Houston

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1990: Ty Detmer, BYU

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1991: Desmond Howard, Michigan

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1992: Gino Torretta, Miami

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1993: Charlie Ward, Florida State

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1994: Rashaan Salaam, Colorado

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1995: Eddie George, Ohio State

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1996: Danny Wuerffel, Florida

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1997: Charles Woodson, Michigan

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1998: Ricky Williams, Texas

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1999: Ron Dayne, Wisconsin

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2000: Chris Weinke, Florida State

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2001: Eric Crouch, Nebraska

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2002: Carson Palmer, USC

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2003: Jason White, Oklahoma

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2004: Matt Leinart, USC

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2005: Reggie Bush, USC (later vacated)

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2006: Troy Smith, Ohio State

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2007: Tim Tebow, Florida

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2008: Sam Bradford, Oklahoma

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2009: Mark Ingram Jr., Alabama

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2010: Cam Newton, Auburn

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2011: Robert Griffin III, Baylor

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2012: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

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2013: Jameis Winston, Florida State

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2014: Marcus Mariota, Oregon

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2015: Derrick Henry, Alabama

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2016: Lamar Jackson, Louisville

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