Imagine Mayfield leading the Philadelphia Eagles down the stretch in 2019.
Think about a few things for a second. We’ve seen the best of Wentz. We’ve also, maybe, seen him at his worst. Let’s hope it doesn’t get much worse than what we’ve seen over these past two games if you’re a ‘Birds’ fan though.
One thing that we can say is this. We know Carson Wentz can play in the NFL. Now whether he’s suffering from bad mechanics or the idea that he has to make an explosive play happen on every snap is open for debate, but it’s hard to forget about that near-MVP season in 2017 or the way he rallied backups and scout team guys to a four-game winning streak to close 2019’s season and get Philly in the playoffs.
Come on. This dude hasn’t forgotten how to play, and we know that, if he has weapons around him, he can make magic happen. Seriously, no disrespect to the guys who are already here, but just think of how much ’11’ could get done if he had Jarvis Landry, Odell Beckham Jr., Austin Hooper, Nick Chubb, and Kareem Hunt.
Guess who actually has those guys in the huddle with him. Well, we all know that the answer to that question is Baker Mayfield. The Browns have some studs on defense too. Here’s what’s interesting though. Even with all of that talent, they’ll be underdogs in their games versus the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers, and they’ll be underdogs in quite a few of their other games as well. Now, who would be the singular reason for why that’s the case?
Don’t waste a ton of time thinking about that. The answer is Baker Mayfield is the reason. Cleveland Browns fans are some of the best fans in all of sports. They deserve better, but if you’re a Browns fan, you might want to acknowledge the fact that the Ravens, Steelers, and Cincinnati Bengals all have better quarterbacks than you do (and so do the Philadelphia Eagles). At this point, it’s hard to believe that Mayfield could ever be any better than he is right now. He’s got some really cool commercials to his credit though.