Cleveland Browns Bold Prediction No. 1: Baker Mayfield will NOT throw another interception the rest of the season.
If you’re like me, at this point, every time Baker Mayfield falls back in the pocket with the ball ready to launch the ball to let’s say the moon, I’m grimacing with one eye closed and hoping the pass isn’t headed to his opponent like it was four times in this last game against the Green Bay Packers. Those four could have been six easily if his opponents didn’t have butterfingers. Mayfield has been the poster child of inconsistent quarterback play all season long.
He only has 15 touchdown throws to his 11 interceptions on the year now. To all those Mayfield faithful fans out there, he had 27 touchdowns to 14 interceptions his rookie season. He also threw the ball for over 3,725 yards. In the Packers game, the Browns again were within a score of beating their opponent, Mayfield again failed in his attempt at the comeback win.
In games against the Steelers, Los Angeles Chargers, and Kansas City Chiefs he had similar opportunities The bright lights affect Mayfield in a big way, and he hasn’t been able to come through as the hero.
So, with that unnerving fact, I’m taking a leap of faith and bolding going where no one has gone, recently and say that Mayfield finds his youthful and aggressive self again and plays excellent football the next two games. He will not throw another interception.
If he can do it in the past, he can do it again. Last season he went eight out of the last nine games of the year without throwing a pick. His only blemish late last year was the one interception he threw against the Baltimore Ravens in that epic 47-42 loss.
With Mayfield playing solid football and taking care of the ball like it was the last game of his career, the Browns will use Mayfield’s efforts to propel them to victories.