The Kansas City Chiefs can’t give Baker Mayfield opportunities to tear them apart
When the Kansas City Chiefs play this Sunday, they won’t be the only team featuring a remarkably talented quarterback. The Cleveland Browns have benefitted greatly from having Baker Mayfield and they’ll look to use his talent to tear the Chiefs’ defense apart this week.
Mayfield has only been in the NFL for a few seasons now, but he’s already had a tremendous impact on the Browns. This team that was the worst in the NFL just a handful of seasons ago won 11 games last season and now has a ton of potential to thrive.
During his three years in the NFL, Mayfield has completed 61.9% of his passes in the regular season for 11,115 yards and 75 touchdowns. He has improved considerably as a passer and is throwing fewer picks, giving Cleveland a chance to thrive on offense.
And even though he doesn’t run much now that he’s in the NFL, Mayfield is a mobile and agile quarterback. He can scramble effectively enough to keep plays alive so that he can find someone to toss the ball to.
Kansas City will have to account for his athleticism this Sunday.
Thankfully, the Chiefs are familiar with what Mayfield can do and they’ve figured out how to slow the young quarterback down.
During the playoffs last season, the Kansas City Chiefs met up with the Cleveland Browns. The Chiefs won that game by a score of 22-17 and a huge reason for that win was the fact that Kansas City was able to get after Mayfield.
He completed 62.2% of his passes and threw for a touchdown, but only had 204 yards and also tossed an interception. He just wasn’t good enough to help the Browns come out on top.
Here’s to hoping that Kansas City can slow him down yet again.