Baker Mayfield is the truth! He is the real deal. He has proven himself ever since he was inserted into that Thursday night game. Mayfield looks more like a franchise quarterback as each game goes on.
In case you didn’t hear the news, the Cleveland Browns defeated the Cincinnati Bengals to complete the season sweep, something that hasn’t been done since 2002. This win also gives us a current 3-1-1 record within the AFC North. We haven’t seen winning like this in a long time and a big part of that rest on Baker Mayfield’s shoulders.
I’m not taking anything away from what the rest of the team is doing like John Dorsey and the coaching staff or any other player, but we found our quarterback, finally. Mayfield is 6-6 as a starter and that doesn’t include the victory over the Jets. He has thrown a touchdown pass in 12 consecutive games and his 24 touchdown passes leaves him two shy of tying the rookie record first set by Peyton Manning and tied by Russel Wilson.
We are witnessing the Browns change and develop before our eyes and it’s an amazing feeling after years of suffering. For the first time in forever, Cleveland doesn’t have to worry about drafting a quarterback and can use valuable picks on positions of need. I previously said Baker is the truth, but Dorsey is. He got the pick right. He is the man in the driver seat and has got my trust.
Mayfield is not only proving it with his production, but he is doing everything else right, too. His fire and passion is contagious and the team has gravitated towards him. He has won this team over in less than 12 games and the on-field performances have proven it. Baker does it all. He can be seen on the sidelines getting his team amped up. You can’t help but love his intensity and competitiveness. I loved the fact that he stared down Hue Jackson as he trotted down the field to line up in victory formation after a game-clinching catch-and-run by TE David Njoku.
A win next week in Baltimore would be huge for this franchise. Two season sweeps of divisional opponents would be unheard of here in Cleveland. It would be a helluva way to finish off what has already been an exciting and surprising season.
I see good things for our future.