We all knew that Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield was going to be a success in the NFL (unless your last name is Cowherd), but no one expected a year like this. Despite not starting until Week 4 and taking over a team had only won two games in the last two and a quarter seasons, the No. 1 overall pick threw a rookie record 27 touchdown passes, breaking the record held by Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson. I hear they turned out alright.
Mayfield ended the year with a 63.8% completion percentage, 3,725 yards, 27 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions, good for a 93.7 passer rating that led all rookies.
Baker Mayfield ultimately finished sixth all-time for rookie passing yards in a season with 3,725 -- 649 behind Andrew Luck's record of 4,374. The five players in front of him all started 16 games.— Andrew Gribble (@Andrew_Gribble) December 31, 2018
For the first time in what seems like forever, Cleveland Browns fans are excited about the team's future thanks to one of the greatest rookie seasons in NFL history from Mayfield.