Baker Mayfield Gets His Revenge on the Browns With a Career Year in Tampa

Published 12/20/2023, 9:07 PM EST

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Baker Mayfield is conjuring a payback, and Tampa Bay is soaking up every note! The Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ QB1, once the top draft pick, weathered the storm of an NFL initiation. But lo and behold, the Buccaneers are now front-row witnesses to the ascension of the rookie maestro. Mayfield’s dazzling performance against the Green Bay Packers was a harmonious 34-20 victory that maintained the Buccaneers’ iron grip on the NFC South summit, leaving them with three games to dance through.

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Formerly adorned in the hues of the Browns, Baker Mayfield now wears the pewter and red with pride, offering his former comrades a front-row seat to rue their decision to let him go. In this NFL saga, Mayfield’s narrative is a crescendo of vindication, echoing through the arenas of those who once doubted his prowess.

Browns left watching as Baker Mayfield dominates the field

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Baker Mayfield just drop-kicked the doubters straight out of the conversation. NFL Rookie Watch dialed up ‘X’ to unleash a jaw-dropping Mayfield stat bomb. The caption read, “Baker Mayfield is playing the best football of his CAREER since being drafted 1st overall. The Browns HAVE to be wishing they never traded away Mayfield now.” The pic? Mayfield doing his thing.

But here’s Mayfield’s numbers are blowing past both his rookie buddies and the seasoned vets in TDs, passing yards, and passer ratings. Tallying up a cool 3,315 yards, 24 TDs, and a 94.7 rating, Mayfield’s leaving big Dawgs like Mahomes, Jackson, Hurts, Stroud, and Allen eating his dust.

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And just when you think the game is over, Baker Mayfield shows that it is still rolling. His insane performance at Lambeau Field helped him earn a spot in the history books. Mayfield joins an elite club of three players in NFL history to drop at least 375 passing yards and four touchdowns and hit a perfect passer rating in an away game. The other two? Nick Foles and Ken O’Brien.

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Mayfield’s Lambeau leap

Baker Mayfield, making Lambeau Field his playground, etched his name in the NFL annals as the first visiting quarterback to flaunt a flawless passer rating. Week 15 was a charm for Mayfield, as the NFC bestowed upon him the Offensive Player of the Week title, marking the fourth such honor in his illustrious career.

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The Buccaneers are crafting a season of triumphs in every Player of the Week category. Punter Jake Camarda showcased his prowess in Week Two, securing the special teams accolade, while safety Antoine Winfield Jr stood tall as the defensive standout in Week 13. Now, Baker Mayfield takes the offensive reins, completing the trifecta for Tampa Bay. His performance not only lights up the scoreboard but cements his status as a quarterback whose excellence transcends the ordinary.

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Jhelum Mehta

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