Baker Mayfield provides encouraging update about Browns after shaky 2019 season
Baker Mayfield never seemed to find his groove during the 2019 season under ex-Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens. However, it appears things have been smoother for Mayfield as he gets adjusted to Kevin Stefanski’s offense in 2020.
As the Browns continue to get acclimated to a new system in training camp, Mayfield provided some encouragement for Cleveland fans.
“The more plays we run in this camp to see what the identity is, we’re starting to see what’s working for us,” the Browns’ star QB said, via Mary Kay Cabot and Joshua Hunter of cleveland.com. “I’m starting to feel way more comfortable. It’s been great to go through installs for the first time and put everything under our belt for the first time. We’re really starting to make progress, which needs to happen. We know the sense of urgency is at an all-time high.”
A year ago, the Browns were viewed as a team that could make some noise in the AFC. Cleveland’s sudden rise up power rankings, at least to the media and fans alike, was due to the team acquiring Odell Beckham Jr. via trade. Plus, Baker Mayfield was receiving a ton of hype after a stellar rookie season in 2018.
However, the offense never seemed to get off of the ground from the moment last season began. The Browns ended up finishing with a 6-10 record and Kitchens got fired after one year.
Now, with Stefanski at the helm, Cleveland believes they can achieve what they wanted to a season ago. Throughout the offseason, Mayfield has even sat in on other position’s meetings to get a better grasp of the new-look offense.
There’s no doubt that the Browns are littered with talent on offense with Beckham, Jarvis Landry, Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, Austin Hooper, and David Njoku. After a dismal campaign in 2019, Mayfield seems to be comfortable in Cleveland’s new offense.