WWE's The Miz Defends Baker Mayfield; '100%' Thinks Browns Will Go to Super Bowl 56

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVDecember 12, 2021

WWE Superstars Mike "The Miz" Mizanin and his wife Maryse Mizanin participate in the BUILD Speaker Series to discuss their reality television series "Miz & Mrs" at AOL Studios on Thursday, July 19, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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Many in Cleveland have given up on Baker Mayfield as a franchise quarterback.

But the Browns quarterback still has a fan in The Miz.

"He's injured. Like he's injured," Miz told TMZ Sports. "He's not playing to his highest caliber because he's injured. I mean, how good are you when you're injured, you know what I mean?"

The WWE Superstar said modern fans are too eager to get rid of quarterbacks and there is a reward in being patient.

"You kind of got to stick with people and be like, 'Look, this is our guy.' It's one thing, like, I remember a team that wasn't 6-6 that didn't win a game an entire season and I was still on the bandwagon."

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported Mayfield will undergo offseason surgery on the labrum in his non-throwing shoulder. He has been playing with a harness for several weeks. 

Miz has been a faithful Browns fan his whole life growing up in Cleveland. The two-time Grand Slam champion says he still "100 percent" believes a Super Bowl is coming back to his hometown this February.

The Browns are 6-6 heading into Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens and would miss the playoffs if the season ended today.