5 reasons Baker Mayfield will turn it around in 2020

Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns
Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /

4. Have you seen the weapons he’s working with?

There are no excuses from a personnel standpoint for Mayfield. Do you know who he has with him on the offensive side of the ball these days? There is so much Pro Bowl talent in Cleveland on offense that it would have to make bitter former head coach Bill Belichick jealous. He also picked the wrong Georgia running back in the 2018 NFL Draft. Oh, that’s too bad.

Not only does Mayfield have Stefanski as his head coach, but he has arguably five Pro Bowlers he can distribute the ball to this season. If he has to hand the ball off a ton as it is expected in Stefanski’s system, Mayfield is in great shape with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt toting the rock for him. This will be another year with Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry in the receiving corps.

While it feels like it’ll be David Njoku‘s final year in Cleveland, he may benefit from having a Pro Bowl tight end in the building in former Atlanta Falcons standout Austin Hooper. Mayfield had a great rapport with Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews in college. You know who else loves throwing the ball to the tight end? Head coach Kevin Stefanski!

It’s all lining up for Mayfield in 2020. He has no reason to fail as a starting quarterback this season. No, we’re not asking him to be a Pro Bowler in a deep AFC, but can he get his team to win more games than it loses. This is the year Cleveland should be able to contend for an AFC Wild Card spot in an expanded field. The offense is too good for Cleveland to become Jeff Fisher 7-9 B.S.