Baker Mayfield can put his name all over the Cleveland Browns record books
Mayfield entered the league as the backup to Tyrod Taylor but it wasn’t long until he took over for the veteran. In a Week 3 game on Thursday Night Football, Mayfield replaced an injured Taylor and led the Browns to their first win in 635 days — and he got them all free beer as well.
After taking over, he started 13 games while appearing in 14 and that was enough time for him to set the NFL record with 27 touchdown passes by a rookie. He also set a team record for rookie passing yards with 3,725 yards through the air.
That performance had expectations through the roof for the new starter in Cleveland but he struggled mightily in year two. Some attribute it to a sophomore slump but there was a lot more going on than that. However, Mayfield was also dealing with some poor offensive line play and questionable play-calling from head coach Freddie Kitchens.
It was unsurprising to see Kitchens relieved of his duties after one season and while Kevin Stefanski offers new hope, Mayfield is now on his fourth head coach in three seasons which is less than desirable.
Even with the uncertainty going on behind the scenes and the rough 2019 season, Mayfield is still arguably the best quarterback this team has had since returning to the NFL in 1999. With that being the case, we now look at four areas of the team’s record books where he can make his mark for Cleveland in 2020.