“Baker Mayfield is Playing for His Job”- Former NFL Man Talks Up Cleveland Browns Quarterback

Published 10/01/2020, 9:00 AM EDT
Sep 13, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) drops back to pass in the first quarter against Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Leah Stauffer-USA TODAY Sports


The Cleveland Browns started their 2020 NFL campaign with a disastrous outing against the Baltimore Ravens in Week One. Baker Mayfield and Co. were humbled with a 6-38 loss at the hands of Lamar Jackson’s Ravens.

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Critics lashed out at the third-year quarterback, who was already under pressure heading into the 2020 season due to his inconsistent displays last year.

However, Mayfield bounced back with a strong performance in Week Two against number one draft pick: Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals. The Browns travel to the AT&T Stadium on Sunday to play the Cowboys.

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Here’s what a certain NFL player said about the upcoming game.

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Marcellus Wiley compares quarterbacks, Dak Prescott and Baker Mayfield

On the latest segment of Speak For Yourself, hosts Emmanuel Acho and Marcellus Wiley spoke about the upcoming showdown between Baker Mayfield and Dak Prescott.

Wiley, in particular, highlighted why the former will be under ‘more’ scrutiny from critics due to his inconsistent displays over the last 12 months.

“So Baker Mayfield, who’s already marginalized the only rockstar the NFL had in Odell Beckham Jr. Odell was our only rockstar, we had MVPs, yeah, we had guys that were tremendous on the field, yeah (but) we never had a rockstar like Odell Beckham.

“Now, if he (OBJ) gets 40-50 yards a game, then that’s an amazing game. That’s how low the standards are for a Baker Mayfield-led team. That’s why he’s under pressure to show what’s going forward,” Wiley said on the show.

Sep 17, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) runs for a first down during the first quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Mayfield is under immense pressure to perform this season under new Head Coach Kevin Stefanski. He has a 62.7 pass completion rate. He’s thrown for 560+ yards with five passing TDs against two interceptions in three games.

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Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys have won only one game this season. They beat Atlanta Falcons in Week Two by the narrowest of margins. Mike McCarthy’s boys slumped to a 38-31 loss to Seattle Seahawks last weekend.

Dak Prescott and the Cowboys will be eager to improve on that record when they take on the Browns this weekend.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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