Kevin Stefanski: Baker Mayfield has really grown in some of the things he’s doing

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During an appearance on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, Drew Brees said Baker Mayfield‘s 22-yard touchdown pass to KhaDarel Hodge impressed him. Browns coach Kevin Stefanski concurred, saying it showed the quarterback’s growth.

“I thought it was a really good throw, his technique, some of the nuances he’s putting into his technique,” Stefanski said Monday, via Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal. “He’s really grown in some of the things he’s doing out there.”

Mayfield completed 6 of 10 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown for a 132.5 rating Sunday night against the Falcons. The throw to Hodge was one Mayfield might not have made in his first three seasons.

“One of his big emphases this offseason was matching up his feet with his eyes,” Brees said of Mayfield. “Not many people can make this throw. Naked bootleg to his left, having to flip his hips and throw it.”

6 responses to “Kevin Stefanski: Baker Mayfield has really grown in some of the things he’s doing

  1. If Baker Mayfield makes ‘the leap’ this year, the Browns have a real shot at being a Super Bowl contender. That means winning games with superior QB play and not solely relying on the defense and running game. It’s all on Baker this year.

  2. I’ll believe it when I see an improved connection between Baker and OBJ. IMO that’s what the Browns want to see before they pay Baker. If he can’t utilize a weapon like OBJ then he is holding the offense back. OBJ is their deep threat receiver and they missed him in the playoffs against the Chiefs.

  3. I want to see a Cleveland Browns vs. Buffalo Bills AFC championship game this year to earn the right to play in the Super Bowl.

  4. The comme t about OBJ being the key to paying baker, is so far off base. Obj hasnt been great in 5 years, but Baker needs to connect with hi. more to prove his worth, when he more than proved it with OBJ OUT! last year. that’s a joke. Obj is the one with stiff to prove

  5. the browns would be better off if OBJ wasn’t on the team. BM doesn’t need OBJ complaining about targets. maybe things have changed.

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