Cleveland Browns: 4 expectations for Baker Mayfield in 2020

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2. 25 TDS

If Mayfield throws 25 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, well, you’d sign up for that right now, wouldn’t you? He threw for 22 last year, which now thinking about it, is a miracle.

If that’s not enough scoring, you’re going to be disappointed by Mayfield’s time as quarterback in a Browns’ helmet.

Remember, during the final eight games of that 2018 season, Mayfield was at his best when he was throwing the ball 20-25 times per game.

Last year at this time, everyone was forecasting Mayfield to blow by Brian Sipe‘s single-season touchdown record (30, set in 1980).

While that’s not an insurmountable number for Mayfield to hit, the point is that Baker is not Patrick Mahomes. He’s not going to drop dimes from 40-yards out.

That’s OK. We’ll take three runs inside the 5-yard line instead of an empty backfield with Baker back there as a sitting duck.