Baker Mayfield endured a mixed-bag of results over his first two seasons with the Cleveland Browns. The former Oklahoma Sooners man made his NFL debut in the 2018 season. He threw for 3,725 yards and completed 27 passing TDs in his rookie season with a decent pass completion rate of 63.8. He was expected to build on that performance heading into the 2019 season last year.
However, things did not go as planned for the former Heisman Trophy winner. In his sophomore season, Mayfield threw for 3,500+ yards and posted 22 passing TDs. However, his pass completion rate dropped to 59.4 having registered 21 interceptions in 2019 as the Browns ended the season with a 6-10 record.
The 2020 season is a ‘make-or-break’ one for the promising young quarterback. Can he live up to expectations from fans and critics alike this time out?
Former Washington Redskins (now Washington Football Team) GM Charley Casserly spoke highly of under-pressure Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield:
“They were determined to help him in the system. Fired the head coach, fired the play-caller, brought in two new offensive tackles to rebuild the offensive line.
“Rebuilt the tight end position, namely with Austin Hooper, so they’ve done that. They brought in Case Keenum to be a mentor in the offense form…. They’re raving about this guy. Hey, I’m on board, I think he’s going to have a great year this year,” Casserly said via NFL Network.
Mayfield, along with teammates Odell Beckham Jr and Myles Garrett will be determined to succeed under new coach Kevin Stefanski. The Texas-born quarterback will hope to discover some of the form that he displayed during his OSU days. He led the Sooners to the Big 12 Championship in his senior year. He remains the only ‘walk-on’ player to ever win the Heisman Trophy which he won back in 2017.
SOURCE: Charley Casserly Twitter