The Cleveland Browns have generated plenty of hype with the influx of star power in their receiving corps. Regardless, it appears quarterback Baker Mayfield is holding every wideout to the same standard.
While this group is headlined by Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, they are hoping Antonio Callaway can provide some much-needed depth. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Mayfield is looking for more consist
“What we ask of everybody is consistency,’’ Mayfield said. “We don’t want to be a rollercoaster team. You don’t want to be up and down. And I’m not saying that Callaway’s doing that every day, but we’ve got to be able to have guys that rotate and play different spots, and we’re working him at a couple of different spots.
“We’re expecting a lot out of those guys, and that’s the great part about it right now and so Callaway’s progressing very nicely.’’
Callaway has expressed high hopes for himself after coming off a promising rookie campaign. The former fourth-round pick finished the year with 43 receptions for 586 yards and five touchdowns.
Despite his promise, it is clear that expectations are much higher in Cleveland this time around. Mayfield knows full well he will have a tough act to follow after leading the Browns on a resurgence last year.
While he will likely rely on Beckham and Landry to carry the load in the passing game, Callaway could be just what this offense needs to take it over the top. It will be interesting to see if the 22-year-old can continue to earn Mayfield's trust entering the 2019 NFL season.