3. Gets rid of the ball
For the season, Cleveland Browns’ starter Tyrod Taylor’s had 2.87 seconds on average to throw passes, affording him the seventh most time in the NFL to make decisions.
The result? Taylor is missing more opportunities that he’s making. He should be getting rid of the ball quicker, and he’s not, evidence day the 13 sacks he’s taken in his 8 1/2 quarters of play.
He’s not using the time to be accurate, either, competing an abysmal 48.8 percent of his passes.
Baker Mayfield needed just 2.82 seconds to unload the ball on average during his debut. It wasn’t the most time in the NFL during Week 3, and it wasn’t the least. This trait is one of the things that stood out about Mayfield’s debut. He doesn’t stare down receivers, yet he can still be decisive and have a quick trigger.
If you were perusing the Twitterverse while the Browns’ trailed the Jets, 14-0, some might have tried to defend Taylor, claiming Baker would have not time to throw, either.
That just wasn’t the case.
The offense moved quicker and the Jets’ pass rush was made ineffective.
when the Jets did send a bit, Mayfield didn’t seem to care, finishing with a 92.8 passer rating when facing extra pressure from the defense, according to Pro Football Focus.
Mayfield, overall, posted an 89.0 passer rating when facing pressure.