Colin Cowherd: “If you take out the four games against the Cincinnati Bengals, Baker Mayfield is a bust. If you take out the four games against Cincinnati – the worst defense in the NFL last year, and two years ago the worst defense in league history, Baker Mayfield is 9-16 as a starter with a passer rating of 84, a completion percentage of 61, 39 touchdowns and 30 picks, as a number one pick with all sorts of talent around him – he’s a BUST. He’s going to get another year, but he better know he’s on the clock. Mitch Trubisky is about to be replaced, and he has a 19-10 record, everybody loves him, and even the coaches that are going to replace him feel guilty and have to apologize when they yell at him… Kevin Stefanski got Christian Ponder to the playoffs. He's not going to wait a second for Baker Mayfield to grow up." (Full Video Above)
Listen to Colin Cowherd explain why he thinks Baker Mayfield’s career in Cleveland will be over if the Browns fail to make the playoffs in 2020 on a Browns team that is talented enough on paper to be a legitimate contender.
The former number one overall pick threw for 27 touchdowns and 14 interceptions as a rookie, but badly slumped his second season in 2019, throwing 22 TDs compared to 21 INTs, and his year-to-year completion percentage dropped from 63.8% to 59.4%. The Browns also went from potential Super Bowl dark horse to a tapped out bust just a month into the season.
Check out the video above as Colin details why new Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski, who at one time even got Christian Ponder to the playoffs while in Minnesota, is not going to shy away from replacing a quarterback he thinks he can get more efficient value from.