Browns QB Baker Mayfield Has Actually Been Worse Than Johnny Manziel in 2nd NFL Season

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The Cleveland Browns have been a major disappointment this season. They have fallen to 2-6 on the year after their Week 9 loss to the Denver Broncos. Much of the blame has been placed on second-year quarterback Baker Mayfield.

Mayfield has not lived up to the hype in 2019, and he is beginning to draw comparisons to another Heisman Trophy winning quarterback who played in Cleveland. Yup, this is something Browns fans did NOT want to see...

Mayfield has a slightly lower quarterback ratting than Johnny Manziel did in his second NFL season and has thrown seven more interceptions. It's worth noting that Mayfield isn't an off-the-field liability like Manziel was. He may have some questionable responses in interviews, but he isn't going to get caught in the club on the night before a game.

That said, Manziel is not a player that you want to be compared to in terms of on-field performance either. Furthermore, Manziel didn't have Odell Beckham Jr and Jarvis Landry to throw to.

When compared to other quarterbacks who are currently in the league, Mayfield's numbers are sill concerning.

Cleveland has struggled to protect Baker this year. Their offensive line is particularly week at the tackle positions. However, Mayfield is still turning the ball over even when he isn't under pressure.

You have to take care of the ball in the NFL if you want to have success. Mayfield and Cleveland will look to turn things around this Sunday vs. the Buffalo Bills and finally silence the critics. Easier said than done.