Baker Mayfield finally cracks Top 100 NFL player list.
Baker Mayfield and Jarvis Landry are the first names announced for the Browns on the Top 100 NFL Player list. The current positions revealed on the list include No.100 through No. 41. Jarvis Landry came in at No. 94, while Baker Mayfield fell in at No. 71.
The list is built from fellow NFL players who cast these ballots anonymously.
For Landry, this was 33 positions lower than his 2020 landing, and the lowest since 2016. Mayfield, on the other hand, is making the list for the second time. The first was in 2019 when he was No. 50.
The placement for each player is fair, Landry came off of a major injury and struggled to regain form for the first half of the season. He showed glimpses of what he once was near the end of the regular season, helping his placement.
Mayfield had a rough 2019, so in 2020, expectations weren’t high. Mayfield did have an incredible year, placing himself among the Top 10 in the NFL among quarterbacks. If he continues to progress in 2021, as he did in 2020, he’ll be much higher when the 2022 version of the list rolls around.
More Browns will appear later on the NFL Top 100
The Browns won’t just have two players on the list. While no one knows for sure who will be on the list, players like Jack Conklin, Wyatt Teller, Joel Bitonio, Myles Garrett, and Nick Chubb seem to be likely candidates to appear.
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Of the five listed, only Teller is a long-shot. This was Teller’s best year by far, but he only played in 11 games. Will that be enough for him to get on the list?
For Conklin, Bitonio, Garrett, and Chub, their inclusion seems expected, dare one say, demanded. Excluding any of the four would be a severe insult to their talents, their accomplishments, and their inherent value to the team’s success.
Chubb is arguably the best runner that the NFL has, and is among the top three players in the NFL that fans think of when asked “who is the best running back today”. For Garrett, he’s largely proven himself to be among the elite in the NFL at his position, as has Bitonio. Conklin has been up and down in his career but he’s had more good years than not.
They should all be included. If not, then what a sham of a list this is.