Brown’s starting quarterback Baker Mayfield was a spectator for Cleveland’s first two preseason games, but took the field for Sunday’s August finale in the Atlanta Falcons. Mayfield completed six of 10 throws for 113 yards and a touchdown, and he received praise from future Hall of Famer Drew Brees for the toss he made to KhaDarel Hodge for his only score of the outing:
Browns coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters on Monday that he also liked what he saw of his QB1.
“I thought it was a really good throw, his technique, some of the nuances he brings to his technique,” explained Stefanski, per Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal. “He’s really grown in some of the things he does there.”
It’s hardly a secret that Mayfield pays attention to what is being said about him, as he stated earlier this month that he “don’t care what the doubters say” about his game. The fifth-year option attached to his contract will keep him tied to the Browns until at least 2022, and Brodie Waters recently predicted for ESPN that the 26-year-old signal caller could eventually put pen to paper for a five-year extension. year worth $206 million in total with $143 million guaranteed.