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As soon as he entered the game, the offense started moving the ball down the field. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley seemed to change his play-calling with Mayfield in the game.
When Tyrod Taylor was at quarterback, the Browns were a dink-and-dunk offense that struggled to throw the ball to the intermediate part of the field.
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But once Mayfield entered the game, Haley was more willing to take chances down field compared to running mostly screens.
With how much the play-calling changed, it begs the question of how much will the offense change now that Mayfield is starting?
In today’s featured article, that question gets an answer, and it may surprise some Browns fans.
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"“I do not know that it will be totally different,” Browns coach Hue Jackson said. “Baker has been here from OTAs through training camp and through the preseason. Obviously in that game, there were no plays that we changed there."
With an extra couple days of game prep, Haley will likely throw some new wrinkles in the offense to fit Mayfield’s strengths. But for the most part, Browns fans should not expect a drastic difference in the offense, even if the results are dramatically different.
Mayfield will be the 30th different quarterback to start a game for the Browns since 1999, but Mayfield does not care about the past. Randy Gurzi believes that his response shows why he was the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
"The Jets did not have a game plan to stop Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, according to safety Jamal Adams."
Mayfield was able to move the ball down the field fairly easy against the Jets, adding some evidence to Adams’ statement. But even if the Jets were not prepared for Mayfield, they should have been able to create more stops than they did.
Every quarterback drafted in the top ten selections of the 2018 NFL Draft played during their team’s Week 3 games, but Elliot Kennel believes that Mayfield’s performance against the Jets puts him out in front of all the rookie quarterbacks.