1. Most touchdowns in a season for Browns
Brian Sipe has his name all over the Cleveland Browns record book. He’s second overall in passing yardage with 23,713 as well as touchdowns with 154. In each category, he comes in behind the legendary Otto Graham who has 23,584 yards and 174 touchdowns. However, the single-season records seem to all belong to Sipe.
Graham was more consistent throughout his career, but Sipe had extreme highs. One was, of course, his MVP season in 1980 when he threw the team-record 4,132 yards but he also set the record for the most touchdown passes when he threw 30.
Sipe was able to top the record of 29 which was set by Frank Ryan in 1966. He did this just one season after tossing 28, which left him one shy of the record.
As for Baker Mayfield, he came in fifth with 27 as a rookie which is just behind Sipe’s two seasons, Ryan’s 1966 campaign, and the 29 that Derek Anderson had in 2007 — which was also their most recent winning season.
With a new play-caller in town — as well as some serious weapons such as Odell Beckham, Jarvis Landry, and Austin Hooper — Mayfield should be able to take advantage of the opportunities in front of him and if so, he could very well toss at least 31 touchdowns.
If he does that, he will find himself atop the record books for one of the most storied teams in NFL history.