Mayfield threw two touchdowns in just more than two quarters as the Brown defeated the New York Giants 20-10 in the two teams’ initial pre-period sport.
A controversial amount just one general decide on in the 2018 NFL Draft, Mayfield felt he experienced space to increase soon after his initial match.
“I’m informed that it was the initial sport and in that regard, it is not so terrible,” Mayfield mentioned.
Changing starting up quarterback Tyrod Taylor late in the initial quarter, Mayfield finished 11 of his 20 passes for 212 yards.
Mayfield, the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner as the most superb higher education soccer participant in the NCAA, also gained some praise from his mentor Hue Jackson.
“I assumed he did some superior items out there,” Jackson mentioned.
“I’m actually not stunned by anything at all Baker does. This was his initial prospect and he’ll mature from it.”
How did the No. one general decide on search in his preseason debut?— NFL (@NFL)
Mayfield begun the working day on his 2nd travel, hitting limited close David Njoku on a 10-garden landing move, in advance of ending his debut by locating fellow rookie Antonio Callaway, who ran 50 yards to the close zone.
Whilst Mayfield is envisioned to sit driving Taylor on the depth chart at this phase, the functionality did not end lovers from raving about the 23-calendar year-previous.
Baker Mayfield has designed like four performs on this travel that are additional outstanding than anything at all Tom Brady has at any time completed.— Barry McCockiner (@Sp0rtsTalkJo3)
Best NFL QBs
one. Baker Mayfield
two. Tom Brady
three. every person else— Def (@Def_Editz)
As a great deal as I regard Tyrod Taylor, soon after viewing 1st episode of ‘Hard Knocks,’ positive feels like Baker Mayfield is getting more than this workforce and the starting up QB position.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless)
Browns lovers are keen for anything to cheer for soon after a hapless operate more than the previous 10 years which includes a operate of underwhelming quarterbacks.
In reality, in the final 10 seasons, the Browns have concluded final in the AFC North division just about every period other than 2010 when they concluded 2nd final.
Very last period was a distinct lower when the facet concluded -16, even with profitable all 4 pre-period matches.
With loads of strain on the amount just one decide on previously, some lovers are inquiring for some restraint with the fast hero worship.
BAKER MAYFIELD: (Throws just one preseason landing for the Browns)
CLEVELAND: pic.twitter.com/RhWFzyQXWg— nascarcasm (@nascarcasm)
Just experienced a mate inform me in overall seriousness that Baker Mayfield will have a superior NFL job than Tony Romo, so I am happy we are all viewing preseason soccer with the correct sum of standpoint.— Mike Piellucci (@mikelikessports)