Entering his third season, Baker Mayfield has already been able to establish him surprisingly high in the Cleveland Browns record books.
It doesn’t feel like it, but Baker Mayfield’s tenure as the starting quarterback in Cleveland has lasted longer than any quarterback since Derek Anderson. This speaks more to the revolving door that has been the Cleveland Browns quarterback position more than anything, but it also shows how committed the franchise is to Baker.
He’s more than likely going to be given another 16 starts this upcoming season as the Browns starting quarterback before there is any talk about him ever being replaced. The last time a quarterback completed their full rookie contract with the Browns was Tim Couch when the franchise came back to Cleveland. It seems like Mayfield will be given this same shot, and deservedly so.
Mayfield is the best quarterback the Cleveland Browns have had since Bernie Kosar and rightfully deserves to play out his rookie contract to prove so. By the end of his first NFL deal, which should have another 48-50 games as the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, depending on when the league moves to a 17 game season. That’s a lot of time for Baker Mayfield to prove that he deserves an extension and a lot of time for him to reach his full potential.
That’s also a lot of time for him to leave his mark on the Browns franchise, and considering where he ranks now, he could own several records for the Cleveland Browns by the end of his rookie contract. With all that being said, Baker Mayfield already ranks pretty high among the Browns leaderboards with his 29 game career as a starting quarterback.
Let’s take a look at where he currently stands among the previous Cleveland Browns quarterbacks, starting with games started. We will be using pro-football-reference.com to provide the stats.