- Height / Weight
- 6'1" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- April 14, 1995 (23)
- 2018 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 1 (CLE)
Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield continues to impress the coaching staff after one week in the preseason. "He's made consistent progress, and that's a good sign," offensive coordinator Todd Haley said Wednesday before the 15th practice of training camp. "But, for his first game, he had an opportunity to get out there and run around and throw the football, and I thought for the most part he made good decisions and made some real good plays." Mayfield's stock continues to rise, but it's clear that Tyrod Taylor will start the year as the team's quarterback. However, if Mayfield continues to impress in the preseason, Taylor's leash will be shorter if he struggles out of the gates. Mayfield has a great chance to see starts in his rookie year but is still more of a dynasty asset than redraft target.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield was impressive in his first preseason game, passing for 212 yards and two touchdowns in a little over two quarters against the New York Giants last Thursday. Mayfield might not play as much against the Buffalo Bills in the team's second preseason game on Friday as the starters are expected to see at least a quarter of playing time after getting only two offensive series last week. Head coach Hue Jackson was evasive when asked how much Mayfield would play against Buffalo, stating, "You never know how that's going to unfold. I want him to play again and get some good exposure to another defense. At the same time, I also want to see Drew (Stanton) play. Baker will definitely go second, and then we will kind of go from there." Mayfield was a popular preseason DFS option last week but he may not see enough playing time to be worth using this time around.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield looked good in his preseason debut against the New York Giants on Thursday. Mayfield completed 11-of-20 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns while adding three rushes for 13 yards. Mayfield's first touchdown pass was a 10-yarder to tight end David Njoku. He later added a 54-yard strike to fellow rookie Antonio Callaway in the fourth quarter. Mayfield played extensively in the contest, entering the game toward the end of the first quarter and playing into the fourth. The rookie signal-caller is destined to open the season as the backup behind Tyrod Taylor but he could see some late-season snaps, depending on how the season goes.