Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns knew it would be a tough day at the office against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mike Tomlin and Co. always come ready to play. But nobody could have predicted how ugly things would get early on in the outing. It has been an absolute bloodbath.
With three minutes remaining in the first half, Cleveland is already down 0-24.
A bit of an odd situation. https://t.co/cSGzy8wrAw
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 17, 2020
So far, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has already thrown one pick six to Minkah Fitzpatrick and one interception to Cameron Sutton.
Through one and a half quarters of action, Mayfield is four of 10, has thrown two interceptions, has been sacked twice, and has a rating of 13.8.
🚨 Baker Mayfield PICK-SIX 🚨
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 18, 2020
Baker Mayfield finds another Steeler defender for a pick.
He had a pick-6 earlier.
Baker is 4 of 10 passing for only 43 Pass Yards, 2 Interceptions, 1 of them a Pick 6pic.twitter.com/Ezqp1crlyT
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 18, 2020
Naturally, Browns fans did not take kindly to Mayfield’s early struggles. They are now clamoring for him to be benched.
Baker looks totally rattled. Wonder how long Stefanski stays with him? #Browns
— Tony Rizzo (@TheRealTRizzo) October 18, 2020
Kirk Cousins and Baker Mayfield with a touching tribute to Jameis Winston by throwing INTs on their first passes of the game
— 🎃Trev-Or-Treat 👻 (@TampaBayTre) October 18, 2020
Johhny Manziel when he runs into Baker Mayfield. pic.twitter.com/2vCiTBOHCd
— Kip Smithers 🏁 (@Chughes612) October 18, 2020
This guy blows my mind how many dumb mistakes he makes in the big games, the safety is clearly playing games w Baker, never throe the inside slant unless it’s COVER 0 !!! That’s middle school shit! 🤦🏽♂️ pic.twitter.com/FiDiYFV99Z
— 𝕵𝖆𝖑𝖊𝖓 (@WayOfLifeJB) October 18, 2020
Baker needs to be better – missed a couple but that rush is so heavy. Surprised Stefanski isn’t helping with screens
— Matt Stevenson (@StevensonMatt94) October 18, 2020
Dude why do Browns fans continue to back baker
— 𝙅𝙖𝙘𝙤𝙗 🐶 (4-1) #BeatPittsburgh (@wlitejacob) October 18, 2020
Take out Baker now, I request Keemun
— ACP (4-1) 🎃 (@ACP2027) October 18, 2020
Jesus Baker…..at least two interceptions per game
— Jaie (@Jaie_Badass) October 18, 2020
Leave baker in Pittsburgh.. make him find his own ride back
— play case keenum (@Jay_3shifty) October 18, 2020
I think Cleveland should make some offer and try to get Wentz, I like Baker but his flaws are not something he can improve so easy
— Bear (@bosnian_bearNBA) October 18, 2020
Baker is god awful and we all knew it imo Case needs reps and start fresh next week see what he offers because this Baker BS is over with
— don smith (@donsmit21100674) October 18, 2020
Baker Mayfield is so overrated#CLEPIT
— Drak1 (@drakulaivo) October 18, 2020
In three games against the Steelers, Baker Mayfield has thrown more touchdowns to Minkah Fitzpatrick than Odell Beckham
— James Perotti (@FamousJameis14) October 18, 2020
bro baker mayfield so booty
— 🥷🏾 (@trellh24) October 18, 2020
Never trust a baker mayfield
— Shane (Sp1der05) (@MrShaneElliott) October 18, 2020
lol told y’all baker is ass dude.
— Mike (@mermfk) October 18, 2020
Baker Mayfield will be in super bowl commercials before ever playing in one.
— Roland Fletcher (@r0ldaddy) October 18, 2020
baker needs benched fucking immediately
— james bolin (@Baseballpro2112) October 18, 2020
We need a real qb baker is not the answer he’s kinda like a dalton.
— shawn (@landscaper124) October 18, 2020
Baker mayfield is not good and the sooner the @Browns realize this the better… he’s an overrated QB nothing wrong with it u thought he was good now we see he’s not he’s the problem and when u see a problem u gotta fix it unless y’all like being bad every yr
— Lou (@Louiebaglou) October 18, 2020
— GatheringNextDoor (@SoYuThought) October 18, 2020
Baker the most mid Qb I ever seen in my life Lmaoo
Burrow already better then lil bruh
— Crash_G (@Crash_Gragg) October 18, 2020
Bro Wentz the worst starting QB in the league But Baker is worse imo
— No thanks (@fullyautoglock) October 18, 2020
Obviously there are still two full quarters of game left and anything is possible. Cleveland could come back and win. Mayfield could rebound and have the best performance of his life.
Cam Newton knows how to send a message. https://t.co/iJZGhLLDFn
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 18, 2020
But for now – both the quarterback and his team are struggling. And if they continue to perform like this, benching Mayfield will become an increasingly attractive proposition.