Yeah, it kind of gave me chills, and that was a preseason game nobody cared about.
But it goes to show just how easy it is for the players on the roster to buy into Baker.
He makes the other guys look better with his arm strength, putting the ball into tight windows, or stretching the ball downfield.
Take this throw to Jarvis Landry. How many times have we seen a Browns quarterback put the ball a little too high? Mayfield put it exactly where it needed to be and Landry made the catch.
Mayfield’s presence will impact the starting quarterback position immensely, as covered extensively here.
Plus, we’ll finally get to see Todd Haley’s offense unleashed, as its better suited to operate with someone such as the strong-armed Mayfield, rather than dinker and dunker Tyrod Taylor.
Mayfield will be the 30th quarterback to start a game for the Browns since the franchise returned from extinction in 1999.
Both nationally, and locally, there’s a feeling that the Browns finally have the right answer at the quarterback spot. Hey, the 30th time’s the charm.
Of course Baker won’t win them all, but if Higgins’ words are correct, the rookie will ride his current hype bandwagon to win over the Raiders.