Kevin Stefanski: Baker Mayfield will bounce back and be better after Green Bay loss

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Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield threw a career-high four interceptions on Saturday, which was a clear factor in Cleveland’s 24-22 loss to Green Bay.

Mayfield’s last interception came late in the fourth quarter on a play where there was clear contact between defensive back Rasul Douglas and receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones. But Mayfield even said after the game that you can’t bank on that foul being called.

In his Monday press conference, head coach Kevin Stefanski didn’t express much concern about Mayfield going forward.

“Baker told you guys, I’m sure the other night, he didn’t play up to his standard. And we expect him to play at a high level,” Stefanski said, via Mary Kay Cabot of “I think confidence-wise, with the quarterback position, you get too much credit, you get too much blame. And that’s just how it is. And he’ll bounce back and I think he’ll be better for it.”

After a solid third season, Mayfield has taken a step back in 2021. he’s completing 62.4 percent of his passes for 2,825 yards with 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. His passer rating is down from 95.9 in 2020 to 86.1 in 2021, while his interception rate has nearly doubled.

The Browns still have a shot to win the AFC North if they beat the Steelers and Bengals in the last two weeks of the season. But they’ll need Mayfield to perform much better in order to do that.

16 responses to “Kevin Stefanski: Baker Mayfield will bounce back and be better after Green Bay loss

  1. Does anyone believe Stefanski anymore ? especially concerning Baker’s awful games add in the questionable play calling and the honeymoon is over .

  2. Why has Hue Stefanski insisted on playing an injured Mayfield when he has the 3rd most expensive $6M qb backup Keenum ready to play?

  3. Baker Mayfield should be better, but he’s not. He is going to be Cleveland’s QB for at least one more year, so I guess what else can the coach do but be supportive?

  4. After watching their perfomance against Green Bay defense. I can conclude

    Tyler Huntley > Baker Mayfield

  5. Perhaps quit the commercials and other ancillary nonsense and become a student of the position.

  6. Why waste the whole year when Stefanski should know Mayfield isn’t the QB of the future. One of the backups would have done more with this team.

  7. Stefanski should be fired for his horrendous play calling and Mayfield should be traded or cut. He blows. He is nothing more than an NFL backup at best

  8. it’s more than simply bouncing back. mayfield needs to rededicate himself to the fundamentals. his throws are high, his feet often aren’t set, and he’s not reading the defense as well as he should. he’s already said he feels great so the injury excuses aren’t valid here.

  9. “Stefanski is to Mayfield is what Tomlin is to Big Ben?”. Ben’s been to 3 SBs, winning 2. Mayfield is best known for eye-black and commercials. Do you think, maybe, that is comparing apples & oranges?

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