Cleveland Browns: 4 expectations for Baker Mayfield in 2020

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3. Complete 65 percent of throws

If Mayfield had completed 65 percent of this throws, he would’ve been just outside the top 10 last season.

Instead, he completed 59.4 percent of his passes, which was the second-worst mark in the league. Only Josh Allen was worse.

Again, this all comes down to Stefanski. It’s assume he’s going to put Baker in better situations to succeed.

If Stefanski is doing his job, and then Mayfield does his, it’s not unreasonable to see Mayfield’s accuracy surge. Remember, coming out of college, he was highly thought of for his accuracy. It’s a big reason he was the perfect blent of “Old school football” and analytics.

Mayfield completed 63.8 percent of his throws as a rookie, so it’s not unreasonable to believe he can’t build off that number.

If he doesn’t hit 65 percent, it will be disappointing, but if he’s under 60 percent again, well, you’ve got to wonder what kind of shape the Browns will be in in the standings.