After an extended and irritating week, Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns went into immediately’s sport in opposition to the Buffalo Payments needing a win. It’s nonetheless early within the sport, however after what Mayfield simply did, the Browns’ confidence is approach up.
On Cleveland’s opening drive, Mayfield executed virtually flawlessly. He went Four-of-5 for 54 yards, culminating in a 17-yard landing cross to Jarvis Landry.
Even higher, the Browns didn’t force-feed the ball to Odell Beckham Jr. as they’d hinted at earlier this week. Mayfield distributed the ball evenly, concentrating on 4 completely different gamers together with his first 5 passes.
Kicker Austin Seibert missed the additional level, however the Browns nonetheless completed the drive with a 6-Zero lead.
Evidently, followers and pundits alike have been delighted to see Mayfield wanting just like the Mayfield of previous, even for a single drive. Followers took to Twitter and instantly asserted that he seems to be like “2018 Baker.”
Is 2018 Baker and the Browns again? #Browns #BUFvsCLE
— Pep☃️🏈 (@RobPep12) November 10, 2019
2018 Baker 👀
— Luke Metsker (@lukemetsker) November 10, 2019
Wanting like 2018 baker on that first drive 👀👀👀
— Jason Bianco (@jason_bianco2) November 10, 2019
It’s been laborious to argue that Mayfield hasn’t regressed this yr after a record-setting rookie season.
His numbers are virtually all down from final yr regardless of getting a litany of latest weapons to throw to and working backs to take the burden off.
The Browns are 2-6 heading into this sport, however might be Three-6 if Mayfield performs this nicely the remainder of the way in which.
Tzvi is a author at The Spun.