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This started as a whim, a question impulsively tossed to Arizona Cardinals Coach Kliff Kingsbury during a conference call early last fall.
The Cleveland Browns have fired coach Freddie Kitchens after a season that didn’t come close to meeting expectations
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield threw in practice for the first time since injuring his right hand in Sunday’s loss at Pittsburgh.
In those raw emotional moments following the stunning brawl with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Baker Mayfield exuded calming leadership. The Browns are going to need more of that from their quarterback.
Baker Mayfield completed his media session without incident and even sported the same mustache he woke up wearing. At this point, those two things are considered progress for the Browns’ struggling second-year quarterback.
Odell Beckham Jr. believes the Browns’ offense will come around. Until then, he’s defending Baker Mayfield.
The Patriots had Sam Darnold seeing “ghosts” Monday night. Baker Mayfield hopes to escape a similar pre-Halloween haunting.
Baker Mayfield will have extra time to prepare for the unbeaten Patriots. He needs it. Cleveland’s quarterback was limited during Tuesday’s practice with a hip injury sustained on a scramble in the second half on Sunday against Seattle. Mayfield was hurt when he made a spin move and got hit in the third quarter.
Against the Seahawks, the Cleveland Browns couldn’t sustain momentum after scoring touchdowns on their first three drives, and quarterback Baker Mayfield, who now leads the NFL with 11 interceptions, was slowed by a hip injury in the second half.
As has become the custom for the Seahawks this season, quarterback Russell Wilson remained a rock of stability when all around him often seemed total chaos.
If you missed out on the last solar eclipse, don’t worry about it. If you’re pessimistic about seeing Halley’s comet, fret not. On Wednesday morning, something far rarer occurred – an instance that makes back-to-back holes-in-one look like an average day on the golf course.
Baker Mayfield apparently offended Richard Sherman and paid for it. Mayfield got hunted, bear-hugged, sacked and mocked by Nick Bosa in front of a national TV audience. On a trip out west, the Browns went south. The 49ers utterly beat them down.
Baker Mayfield’s getting picked off and picked upon. Just three games into this second season, Cleveland’s confident-and-cocky quarterback is being surrounded. He hasn’t performed up to expectations – including his own – and Mayfield’s all-around game is being harshly criticized by fans, media members and at least one opinionated former NFL coach. He’s under siege.
Baker Mayfield scurried down the sideline, playfully high stepping as he blew past defenders on the second day of Browns training camp. Before running out of bounds, he spun the football behind his back, then flipped it over his shoulder at lineman Sheldon Richardson as the fans erupted. It was a typical afternoon at the office for the charismatic – and undeniably cocky – quarterback who is tasked with ending Cleveland’s 16-year playoff drought.
Baker Mayfield capitalized on Denver’s depleted cornerback corps and dubious decisions in leading the Cleveland Browns past the Broncos 17-16 on Saturday night, keeping alive their slim hopes of ending the NFL’s longest playoff drought.
The Browns scored a touchdown on each of their first five possessions and dominated the Cincinnati Bengals 35-20 in Sunday’s reunion with Hue Jackson. With the win, the Browns snapped a 25-game road losing streak and kept their slim playoff hopes alive. They avoided tying the Detroit Lions (2007-10) for the NFL’s longest road drought (26 consecutive defeats) and prevailed as the visiting team for the first time since they edged the Baltimore Ravens 33-30 in overtime on Oct. 11, 2015.
Rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield rallied the Browns to their first win since 2016, 21-17 over the New York Jets that ended Cleveland’s 19-game winless streak. Mayfield replaced injured starter Tyrod Taylor late in the first half and led four scoring drives as the Browns got their first win since Dec. 24, 2016. Carlos Hyde had two touchdown runs for the Browns. Isaiah Crowell had two TD runs for the Jets.
Baker Mayfield and Saquon Barkley lived up to early expectations as the top two picks in the NFL draft in their first action as the Cleveland Browns beat the New York Giants 20-10 on Thursday night in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The Browns have signed top overall draft pick Baker Mayfield to his rookie contract. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Oklahoma signed a day before Cleveland’s players are due to report to training camp. Mayfield is not expected to start in his first season as the Browns intend to play Tyrod Taylor, who led Buffalo to the playoffs last season.
Quarterback desperation means NFL teams can’t pass on taking a passer – even a flawed one – in the draft.