The Los Angeles Rams are getting set to take on the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, and while the Browns have been a bit underwhelming thus far, Rams head coach Sean McVay still understands that dangers of defending Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland offense.
“There’s no limit on what you can ask him to do,” McVay said of Mayfield, according to Browns beat writer Steve Doerschuk. “He can make unique plays off schedule. He’s an incredible challenge to defend.”
Mayfield has not exactly gotten off to a great start this season.
Through two games, he has thrown for 610 yards, a couple of touchdowns and four interceptions while completing 60.3 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 73.4.
The Browns have gone 1-1 over their first two games, first suffering a 43-13 blowout loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 1 and then defeating the New York Jets by a score of 23-3 this past Monday.
But even in Cleveland’s win over the Jets, the offense was only so-so, as Mayfield went 19-for-35 with 325 yards, a touchdown and a pick.
Given how high expectations were for Mayfield and the Browns coming into this season, Cleveland’s sluggish start has been jarring to some, but others are not surprised due to the fact that the Browns are an inexperienced team.
Mayfield is in just his second season and is coming off of a terrific rookie campaign in which he threw a rookie record 27 touchdown passes to go along with 3,725 yards and 14 interceptions.
Because of his impressive first year, many expected more from the University of Oklahoma product in his sophomore campaign.