Cleveland Browns: 3 goals for Baker Mayfield in 2020
By Dan Gilinsky
Goal No. 3: Throwing for 4,000 yards
The third goal for Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns would be having him top 4,000 yards passing in 2020.
Albeit one is well-aware that in today’s pass-happy and even often spread-prevalent NFL, the 4,000-yard passing plateau is not nearly what it used to be — but it still is impressive nonetheless.
When factoring in the presence of Nick Chubb, who was second in the league in rushing in 2019, though, to go with Kareem Hunt, hitting that milestone would still be a notable achievement for Mayfield, even if the number doesn’t have the significance it once did.
That would be a first for Mayfield in a Browns uniform, too, though he assuredly would’ve if he started all 16 games as a rookie.
When breaking it down, if Mayfield hit this mark, it’d mean he averaged a solid 250.0 yards per game still for the Brown and Orange.
If the Cleveland Browns got that game-to-game and efficient play down-to-down/sound decision-making from Mayfield, with Chubb/Hunt, that’d be a winning formula. That’s coincided with if the defense doesn’t get put out to dry and can generate a pass rush in key stretches/downs of contests.
Should Mayfield hit this mark, he would be just the second Cleveland Browns quarterback to ever do so. Not since Brian Sipe during his MVP campaign in 1980 has a Cleveland signal-caller topped the 4,000-yard season.
That year, Sipe had 4,132 yards through the air. Mayfield should be gunning for that in 2020.