After being a sexy Super Bowl pick to enter the 2019 NFL season, the Cleveland Browns have yet again been a huge disappointment. The Browns take a 6-9 record into Week 16 (assuring they’ll be worse than their 7-8-1 mark in 2018), and never had a winning record this season. This will be their 12th straight season with a record under .500.
And the Browns reminded us of their futility with a tweet/article about Baker Mayfield on Thursday.
Baker Mayfield set to become our 1st QB in 18 years to start all 16 games, vows to be improved for the next 16
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) December 26, 2019
“Baker Mayfield set to become our 1st QB in 18 years to start all 16 games, vows to be improved for the next 16”
As the article explains, Mayfield will become the first Browns quarterback to start all 16 games since Tim Couch did so in 2001.
While the point of their tweet/article is to make Mayfield look impressive, they’re actually just making the organization look more embarrassing. An 18-year gap between 16-game starters at quarterback is a hard-to-believe level of terrible, even for the Browns.
It’s also digging very hard to find a positive on Mayfield this season. The Oklahoma product has thrown 19 touchdowns and 18 interceptions, in his sophomore NFL season (after being the top overall pick in 2018), to go with a 79.1 passer rating (ranking 31st of 32 qualified quarterbacks).