No. 2 – Baker Mayfield
When John Dorsey took Baker Mayfield over Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, and Josh Rosen, some fans were irate (me included). Since getting over that many have realized the Mayfield is a fierce competitor that the city needs and very well could be the first franchise quarterback since Bernie Kosar.
In two seasons Mayfield is 12-17, but remember he broke the rookie touchdown record for quarterbacks in 2018. With a major upgrade at the head coaching position and a lot of talent on the roster, look for Mayfield to have a monster 2020 season to redeem a step back in 2019.
Mayfield doesn’t have the most wins as a Browns quarterback yet, but soon enough he will. Some have lost faith, but just sit back and enjoy him have a pro-bowl caliber year.
No. 1 – Kelly Holcomb
Kelly Holcomb will always get a free pass because he started in the Browns’ only playoff appearance in 2002. After an injury to Couch, Holcomb stepped in and played two fantastic games to end the seasons and came up just short of a playoff victory in Pittsburgh.
He only had a 4-8 record as a starter with the Browns, which is shockingly low. However, hid did have a passer rating of over 83 and threw for over 3,400 yards in 19 games of action for the Browns.
Holcomb’s entire career was limited as he only saw the field in seven seasons and had a mediocre 8-16 record. BUT he took the Browns to the playoffs and that is priceless. Until another quarterback can do that, Holcomb will remain number one in my book.