Cleveland Browns: 3 reasons Baker Mayfield struggled

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Pundits like Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, Stephen A. Smith and others are starting to write off Baker Mayfield, without looking at the bigger situation.

Baker Mayfield is not the problem. Mayfield is not the issue for the team, nor is he the person that the Browns need to worry about replacing. If pundits spent as much time looking at game film, evaluating rosters, and not falling into cliche statements, then maybe they’d be better at their jobs.

LIstening to Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, and Stephen A. Smith talk about how Baker Mayfield is a bum and needs to be tossed out or that he’s being coddled too much because he threw *gasp* 21 interceptions is the most ludicrous of takes ever to be spouted. It’s a tiring narrative spoken by a media that doesn’t have a clue about which hand to use when waving. It’s lunacy to think that a soon-to-be 25-year-old quarterback who has done nothing but defy the odds is somehow the problem and needs to be replaced.

By Case Keenum of all people.

Good golly, the number of myopic takes is maddening. The man is the second-fastest Browns QB to win 12 games since 1999. The fastest being Derek Anderson, and he won ten in one season, and only had three the next. Mayfield’s won six in two-straight. A modern-Browns record. Sadly. Look it up, no quarterback since 1999 has had consecutive seasons of winning six games.

It may not be much of a stat but that’s the bar. The sad thing is, if the pundits and talking heads spent as much time researching this sport as they do sitting in the makeup chair, they might actually have a clue about what they’re talking about.