Cleveland Browns: 4 Expectations for Baker Mayfield in 2019

Cleveland Browns Baker Mayfield (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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The Super Bowl

I really wrestled with whether this was an expectation of the Browns and Mayfield 2019, and it’s fair.

Considering the moves the Browns have made during the offseason, their window to get to and win the Super Bowl starts in September.

It all boils down to Mayfield being on his team friendly rookie contract. Since the Browns aren’t paying him all that much, they’ve been able to build a team around him that includes OBJ and Olivier Vernon. These pieces are part of the win-now culture that has suddenly overtaken the franchise.

Once Mayfield signs his extension, it will become harder to add those shiny new pieces. The Browns will continue to win because Mayfield is a franchise quarterback, but it gets harder.

So while the window is open, I don’t expect the Browns to win the Super Bowl, although I’d love to be proven wrong.

Also. Ten greatest QBs in Browns history. light

It usually takes a time or two of heartbreak in the playoffs before a team bursts through and wins it all.

Tom Brady, who took over for an injured Drew Bledsoe in 2001 and defeated the Greatest Show on Turf in the Super Bowl may have something to say about that, but considering the 43-year-old is reigning Super Bowl championship quarterback, nothing the G.O.A.T. does is normal.

Ultimately, the Browns roster is built for a run in 2019. They made big trades. Signed Sheldon Richardson. They have other key players still on rookie contracts (Myles Garrett, David Njoku, Denzel Ward).

Next. 3 rookies who could start in 2019. dark

Will they actually do it? Well, that’s why the play the games. But the opportunity to get it done is there for the taking.