Is Mayfield the long-term guy?
Baker Mayfield did not have a great looking stat sheet on Sunday. He was 16 of 23 for 156 yards and two touchdowns. While the nearly 70 percent completion percentage is great, he was high on a few too many throws that seemed to get the offense out of rhythm. While Mayfield was only sacked twice (which is a huge win), he often created his own pressure and had to throw the ball away.
Not so fast Browns fans, this is exactly the guy Kevin Stefanski needs. 70 percent completion percentage, that is fantastic guys. Not to mention Mayfield finally ended the streak of games with at least one interception on Sunday. While he missed high a few times, he only had one ball that was extremely questionable, of which Beckham played defensive back well.
Not only did Mayfield do everything asked of him in Week 3, but he also led the team on an extremely important drive in the third quarter that the defense needed in the worst way. After stalling on the first two drives of the second half, Mayfield led the team for a touchdown to give the Browns the lead for good.
No, he is not Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees, but Mayfield has continued to get better and has to be given a fair chance with Stefanski and crew. Remember, Mayfield has had four offensive coordinators and four head coaches (including Gregg Williams) since beginning his pro career.
Mayfield isn’t going to be a 5,000-yard passer, but he continues to prove he has a tremendous arm and fits the offensive scheme perfectly. Look for Mayfield to continue to gain confidence and trust with Stefanski, and this offense will be dangerous moving forward. While Washington’s offense is not great, they do have a very good defense of which the Browns put up 34 on.