Cleveland Browns Key Player No. 1: Baker Mayfield
The last but most vital player for the Cleveland Browns to do well against Baltimore will have to be Baker Mayfield. The quarterback is a walking encyclopedia of medical injuries.
I believe Mayfield has four or five injuries at the current moment, including a left shoulder that is about to fall off and a knee injury. His determination to play and go out there on Sundays is heroic.
Should Mayfield be out there with all these lingering issues? At this juncture, and with the season on the brink of going fully south, even though I’d be all right with backup quarterback Case Keenum starting Sunday, I’ll go ahead and take my chances with the former No. 1 overall pick.
We all know that Mayfield plays with his emotions on full display before, during, and after games. The fact that Mayfield got a week’s worth of attention because he chose to not talk to the media after the game last week against the Detroit Lions, tells you everything you need to know about how polarizing of a figure he is.
All eyes, comments under our breath, and items thrown toward the television sets while we’re watching the game on Sunday will be directly affected by each throw or play, he makes or doesn’t make.