Baker Mayfield, QB
Baker Mayfield’s stock dropped, only like Apple’s stock drops. It may go down a little, only to rebound very quickly.
Mayfield finds his name on the list because his four turnovers were just too costly. If his name were DeShone Kizer, we’d be ready to run him out of town.
Really three turnovers were his fault. You can’t blame him for the first one, a pick 6 off the hands of receiver Antonio Callaway.
The fumbles were what really doomed the Browns. Much was made of Mayfield’s lack of experience taking snaps under center, and the microscope was in full zoom mode when Baker lost that exchange with center J.C. Tretter deep in Cleveland’s own territory.
The other fumble was on Mayfield, too, although I can’t figure out why Todd Haley was trying to throw deep in his own territory, when Cleveland had a lead.
The IT factor was there, and the Browns weren’t in this game without him, but Mayfield’s mistakes cost the Browns dearly.