4. Baker Mayfield
Six points in the opener…it’s bad. Real bad, and being a “young quarterback” can’t be an excuse. Josh Allen threw for 312 yards and put up 27 for Buffalo. Lamar looked like he could do anything he wanted against the Browns en route to putting up 38. Heck even Sam Darnold and the hapless Jets scored 17.
The Browns were selling a Mayfield who would be fixed under Kevin Stefanski, and that may well end up being the case. It’s one game, but it was ugly. There were tipped passes, multiple throwaways, missed receivers and even an overthrow of Beckham.
When under pressure, Mayfield was 2-of-10 for 25 yards and sacked twice. In a clean pocket, the former No. 1 pick was 19-of-34 for 164 yards, according to PFF.
Nothing will change regarding Mayfield’s status, but efforts like this will accrue and have his career trending the wrong way.