This is not shocking. Mayfield led a club that had combined to go 1-31 the previous two seasons to a 6-7 record in starts as a rookie.

In addition to passing for the second-most yards in a season in Browns history (only Bernie Kosar's production in 1986 was more productive),

With postseason experience that their current depth chart lacks, Mayfield immediately lends the Panthers roster some credibility.

Since the Browns' return to the NFL in 1999, Mayfield has joined the group of past first-round quarterbacks who were chosen by the team.

After the 2020 season, the Browns under the leadership of the 27-year-old Mayfield, who was initially selected first overall in the 2018 NFL Draft, made the playoffs.

Compared to the four quarterbacks selected in the first round before him, Mayfield with the Browns unquestionably had greater success.

We hope the worst never occurs, but in the end, you have to support him if you want to travel with your team.

Smith remarked, "He [Mayfield] wears his emotions on his sleeve, and I do too." "I played with emotion. But there is one thing that separates Baker and I:

The following week, Mayfield led Cleveland to its first postseason victory in more than 25 years when they defeated Pittsburgh in a wild-card game.