Former Georgia running back Nick Chubb will have bragging rights with his roommate during the Cleveland Browns’ rookie minicamp this week.
That’s because he’ll be sharing living space with Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield, whose Oklahoma Sooners were defeated by the Bulldogs 54-48 during the College Football Playoff semifinal in January.
Mayfield admitted that there was “still a little salt in the wound” and jokingly called the setup a “sick joke” when revealing the news to reporters on Saturday.
For the record, both players had outstanding performances during the game, in which Chubb rushed for 145 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Mayfield threw for 287 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception on 23-for-35 passing.
The pairing also makes sense considering Chubb was drafted one round after Mayfield — who was the top pick in last week’s draft — at No. 35 overall and is also an offensive player, unlike first-round cornerback Denzel Ward.
Still, it’s good to see that, despite their new team, old rivalries never end.
Baker Mayfiels thinks about loss to Georgia in playoff semifinals every night. Jokes it's a "sick joke" he's rooming with Nick Chubb in camp
— Patrick Maks (@maksimuspatrick) May 5, 2018
— Pat Chiesa (@PatChiesa) May 5, 2018