Cleveland Browns: 5 reasons not to sell all your Baker Mayfield stock just yet
By Grant Puskar
2. The offensive line is only going to improve
According to Football Outsiders, in the 2019 regular season, the Browns finished 17th in pass blocking, allowing 40 sacks on a 7.0 percent adjusted sack rate. It seemed as though every other time Mayfield dropped back to pass he was under pressure.
There were times where Mayfield looked visibly frustrated with how the offensive line played, but he will without a doubt look to grow and build a solid bond with the guys protecting him up front. Whether they draft an offensive lineman or go the free agency or trade route, it is only going to get better.
1. He has to be the guy. Doesn’t he?
The Browns have had 57 different quarterbacks start for the team since joining the NFL in 1950. Especially in recent seasons, they have bounced around starting quarterbacks way too much.
Without a doubt, Mayfield is looking to be the long term solution for this franchise and give the fans something to hang their hats on for a long, long time.
Don’t panic just yet. Mayfield knows he struggled this past season and let some fans down. If there is one thing that would ever stop him from being the ultimate competitor that he is, struggling on the field is not one of them.
His confidence in himself is what will lead him to put his head down and start grinding harder than ever this offseason to make sure he is back on the right path to lead his team in 2020.