Oklahoma reveals Baker Mayfield statue that doesn't look much like Baker Mayfield

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Baker Mayfield is in the middle of an offseason that could be politely described as "turbulent," but he still had the unveiling of a statue to look forward to.

As it does with every other Heisman winner, Oklahoma announced a Mayfield statue would be coming to its Heisman Park this year. The unveiling arrived Friday in a special ceremony ahead of the Sooners' spring game.

Let's just say the internet liked it, at least.

If you think something looks off about the statue, you're not alone. It's not quite at the level of the infamous Cristiano Ronaldo bust, but the lack of helmet, the bizarre hair, the literal Heisman pose and the face that just doesn't look much like Mayfield all add up to an easily mockable product.

To be fair to the artist, the biggest issue is it is hard to discern Mayfield is wearing a headband from social media photos alone, which creates the image of a very high hairline. The Mayfield statue is also not alone in not having a helmet; other Heisman Park statues are helmetless, likely because fans want to see the actual faces of their heroes.

That said, it wasn't a surprise when social media proceeded to rip the statue, or at least try to figure out what it actually looked like.

On the NFL side of things, Mayfield remains a member of the Cleveland Browns, but not by choice. The former No. 1 overall pick is out of a starting spot after the Browns' blockbuster trade for Deshaun Watson. He is now waiting for Cleveland to trade him to a team willing to give him a starting spot, if such a team exists, and isn't happy with how the whole process has gone down.

Mayfield was a superstar at Oklahoma, winning the 2017 Heisman Trophy after throwing for 12,292 yards and 119 touchdowns in three seasons as a Sooner. His professional career has been less successful, hence the Watson trade.

FILE Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield plays in an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, in Pittsburgh. No longer part of Cleveland's future, Mayfield is not participating in the team's voluntary offseason program as the team tries to work out a trade. On Tuesday, coach Kevin Stefanski was reluctant to address the polarizing QB at all. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)
Baker Mayfield's statue is the latest thing to go wrong for the Browns quarterback this season. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)