Saints DB Alontae Taylor has savage congratulations for Baker Mayfield after new deal

Baker Mayfield recently signed a new contract to stay with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and New Orleans Saints corner Alontae Taylor made sure to congratulate him.
New Orleans Saints v Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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On Sunday, it was reported that Baker Mayfield is signing a three-year deal worth $100 million to remain with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After joining the Buccaneers last offseason, Mayfield led to the team to a 9-8 record, winning the NFC South. Mayfield and the Buccaneers also picked up a win in the Wild Card round over the Philadelphia Eagles, before losing to the Detroit Lions in the Divisonal round.

The bounce-back season for Mayfield, and success for the Buccaneers, made it clear that he should be re-signed. Tampa Bay made that happen, and now Mayfield and the Bucs will try to dominate the rest of the NFC South moving forward.

After Mayfield’s contract was announced, one of the first people to congratulate him was New Orleans Saints defensive back Alontae Taylor. In true division rival form, Taylor gave a back-handed compliment, masked as a congratulations, calling Baker Mayfield one of his favorite quarterbacks.

Alontae Taylor is excited to see Baker Mayfield re-sign with Buccaneers

There’s a reason that Mayfield is Alontae Taylor’s favorite quarterback, and it has nothing to do with Mayfield’s success. Taylor recorded his first career interception on a pass that Mayfield threw. Defensive backs love all the quarterbacks that will give the ball away to them.

While the Saints did win the game that Taylor recorded an interception in, the Buccaneers currently have bragging rights over New Orleans. Despite both teams finishing last season 9-8, with a 1-1 record against each other, Tampa Bay won the division because of other tiebreaker rules. That extended the Saints’ playoff drought to three straight seasons.

As New Orleans prepares for the 2024 season, Alontae Taylor must be prepared to record more interceptions against Baker Mayfield, as the Saints try to take the division crown away from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.