You wouldn’t understand it to take a look at it, however the Baker Mayfield Heisman statue has gone up in Norman. It’s no Cristiano-Ronaldo-bust-level catastrophe, however it’s additionally undoubtedly not Baker Mayfield’s face. My finest speculation proper now could be that the sculptor took a guess at what the Heisman-winning quarterback goes to seem like roughly 35 years from from time to time simply kind of went off that vibe. I wish to go along with this concept as a result of the one various rationalization for what occurred there’s that the sculptor had by no means seen Mayfield of their life and simply constructed a statue of a random man doing the enduring Heisman pose.
It’s actually so unrecognizable that the photographs of Mayfield standing subsequent to the statue would, with out context, by no means be interpreted as a man standing subsequent to his personal likeness. See for your self right here and luxuriate in a superb snort:
The guesses to the precise inspiration for this statue’s face (we can not, in good religion, assume that it was Mayfield) are working amok on Twitter — comparisons vary from Always Sunny’s Glenn Howerton to the late James Dean, from 2 Fast 2 Furious’ Cole Hauser to Terminator 2’s T-1000 (Sequel villains? Can’t even get the originals. That’s powerful).
Numerous this most likely may have been prevented if the statue included a helmet, however it does appear to suggest that Mayfield was enjoying a soccer recreation sans helmet. Some of the problem appears to be with a headscarf that’s carved into the statue that sadly didn’t actually come throughout within the pictures.
Oklahoma erects statues to all of their Heisman trophy winners, so Cardinals QB Kyler Murray will be next on the list to have an effigy built. At this point, the best case scenario for Murray would be a vague resemblance. As long as his statue doesn’t look like he was eligible for AARP benefits while playing college football, it’ll be a win. Mayfield won football’s most prestigious award in 2017, and Murray followed it up with a back-to-back for Oklahoma in 2018.
Mayfield is currently on the Browns roster, but isn’t expected to stay with the franchise past this year. He averaged over 4,000 passing yards per season in his three years with the Sooners.