Here’s how Baker Mayfield ranks statistically over the past three NFL seasons compared to the other starting quarterbacks around the NFL.
Sports media is constantly bombarded with people sharing their top quarterback lists, and people arguing over who they think will be a top ten quarterback this upcoming season. Cleveland Browns starting quarterback Baker Mayfield is one guy who has landed himself in this conversation as a bubble guy, he has the potential to be a top ten NFL quarterback in the 2021-2022 NFL season and finds himself between eight to 14 on most lists that I have seen.
These lists are mostly arbitrary and are based on either single statistics or just the eye test for most people. As I have historically done on this website, I have decided to tweak the question a bit. Instead of trying to project a top ten quarterback list for 2021-2022, I have decided to go back and look at how Baker Mayfield ranks among NFL quarterbacks across the past three seasons statistically.
Since this list is based on previous statistics, I would like to point out that this is not a top-10 list for the upcoming season, and is not based in my opinion. I have compiled the statistics for every quarterback who has started at least ten games over the past three seasons, thanks to pro-football-reference.com.
All of the statistics shown here are from pro-football-reference.com, and if you would like to dive more into these statistics, I highly suggest looking at their website.
To rank the 46 quarterbacks who have started at least ten games over the past three seasons, I have decided to use seven different statistics. These statistics are all efficiency-based and will go in the order as follows: win percentage, completion percentage, touchdown percentage, interception percentage, yards per attempt, yards per completion, and passing yards per game.
Each category was given an equal value in formulating the final ranking. With all this being said, let’s dive into our first category.