Cleveland Browns firsts: Baker Mayfield’s stability
Baker Mayfield, the Browns franchise quarterback is now defining that role as he starts his third consecutive season as the team’s opening game starter. If it weren’t for then-head coach and headache Hue Jackson starting then Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor, then we’d be talking four straight seasons.
Nevertheless, it’s three seasons now and that’s an accomplishment being a Browns quarterback. We’ve only run through quarterbacks for the past 20 years like my family runs through eggs in the morning for breakfast for three growing teenage boys. We go through a lot and the Browns have had too many one-and-done quarterbacks.
It was Bernie Kosar, the Browns legendary quarterback, that once started eight seasons as the starter between 1986-1993. That’s how long it’s been since we’ve had a quarterback start three consecutive seasons.
Browns fans who are younger never saw stability at the quarterback position for the Browns. I did, as did many old-school fans, and it makes a huge difference for the team.
What makes this time around even more exciting and more entertaining is that you have Mayfield here, getting ready to sign a contract extension and making Progressive Insurance commercials showcasing his home as First Energy Stadium. Mayfield will likely beat Kosar’s eight seasons in a row as the opening day quarterback and that’s fine by me.