The Cleveland Browns have dealt with a flurry of injuries this season, with quarterback Baker Mayfield being one of the main players who has struggled to stay healthy. Nonetheless, he continues to fight through the pain, despite having a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

However, Browns offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt believes the harness Mayfield has had to wear on his left shoulder pad is one of the main reasons he's struggled to be the QB we've seen in the past.

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“It definitely shows. It’s definitely handcuffed him a little bit with his ability to get that left side out of the way,” Van Pelt said. “Hopefully next year without the harness you’ll see Baker back to normal with his normal throwing mechanics.

“But it’s definitely something that’s hindered him, he’s fought through. Got a lot of respect for the fact that he’s battled through that, we know he’s injured.”

Indeed, Mayfield deserves a ton of credit for playing through the pain. He's only missed two games this season. But, you can tell by his numbers that the Browns signal-caller is not at 100%, throwing for 11 interceptions, getting sacked 34 times, and possessing a 62% completion rate, which is 27th in the NFL.

With a severe shoulder injury, you'd have to believe Mayfield is pretty timid at times. It's just human nature.