5 Cleveland Browns whose stocks sunk after Chargers heartbreaker

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1. Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield

My diatribe on Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield posted after the game.

The gist: Mayfield played well. Heck, he threw for over 300 yards and didn’t commit a turnover. He’s a good player, but don’t put him on the same level as Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson and now, Justin Herbert.

Heck, he threw his first touchdown pass to a wide receiver on Sunday. It took him until Week 5 to complete a task Mahomes completed within the first five five minutes of the first game of the season. Mayfield relies on tight ends and guys such as Rashard Higgins and Jarvis Landry picking up yards after the catch.

Their downfield passing game has been virtually non-existent, which is one of Mayfield’s failures, not just in this game, but over the entirety of the season, as well.

Some will point out that his shoulder is an issue, but how can it be if the Browns don’t admit that it’s  a problem?

Ultimately, his stock sinks here because the game was on the line, again, with Baker going point-for-point against an all-world franchise quarterback.

His coach didn’t do him any favors, but on the second-to-last drive, but Mayfield  turned into Capt. Checkdown, dinking and dunking on the final possession as if he had all the time in the world.

There’s still a lot of time remaining this season, but I think you’re seeing why news of a massive contract extension hasn’t emanated out of Berea.