Baker Mayfield has dream debut in LA as Rams beat Raiders in wild comeback. Check out why Baker Mayfield kicked out of meeting.
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Mayfield played in his first NFL game in Week 3 against the New York Jets, replacing an injured Tyrod Taylor with the Browns down 14–0.
Mayfield went 17 of 23, passing for 201 yards as the Browns came back and prevailed 21–17, ending their winless streak at 19 games.
Also Mayfield became the first player since Fran Tarkenton in 1961 to come off the bench in his debut, throw for more than 200 yards, and lead his team to its first win of the season.
Baker Mayfield started for the first time in the Browns’ next game, making him the 30th starting quarterback for the Browns since their return to the NFL in 1999, in a 42–45 overtime loss to the Oakland Raiders.
Baker Mayfield kicked out of meeting
Mayfield had his exit meeting with coach Kevin Stefanski on Friday, a source told cleveland.com, and the plan remains to move forward with Mayfield as the Browns’ starting quarterback in his fifth-year option season.
All players meet with the head coach for their exit meetings and many will take place on Monday, but Mayfield will be leaving town to head to Austin, Texas, for a few days and then flying out to Los Angeles to have his torn labrum repaired, so they met Friday.
Mayfield and Stefanski had and still have issues to work on, including Mayfield criticizing Stefanski publicly twice after games for playcalling and scheme. The latest was after the 26-14 loss to the Steelers when Mayfield called out Stefanski for not providing rookie tackle James Hudson III with chipping help on T.J. Watt.
“…when you’ve got T.J. Watt over there and we’re not giving our rookie tackle a whole lotta help, it’s not going to be good for us,’’ Mayfield said in his postgame Zoom conference.
He added, “[It’s] just discussions on the fly, which this is the NFL, you have to be able to adapt midgame, and we didn’t do a good enough job as you could tell.’’
But the Browns attributed some of that to Mayfield’s frustration in the heat of the moment after getting sacked nine times — including four by Watt — and having five passes batted down. They don’t believe there are major differences, and the plan remains to move forward with Mayfield.
Mayfield was claimed off waivers by the Rams on Tuesday and played nearly the entire game for the club on Thursday.
He predictably had some communication issues with players, and it was clear he didn’t have a full grasp of the playbook (nobody would in 48 hours).
But Mayfield caught fire and was more comfortable in the fourth quarter. He led the Rams on a 17-play, 75-yard touchdown drive to close the deficit to 16-10.
The Rams defense then forced the Raiders offense to a three-and-out and Mayfield and the Rams went on an eight play, 98-yard game-winning touchdown drive to seal the victory.
On the game-winning drive, Ben Skowronek had a big 32-yard catch to put the Rams in business. A few plays later, Mayfield threw a beautiful 23-yard touchdown throw to Van Jefferson. The two plays were probably Mayfield’s best passes of his roller-coaster season.
Mayfield finished the game 22-of-35 passing for 230 yards and a touchdown.
“It’s a pretty damn good story,” Mayfield said after the game, per the Associated Press. “I’ll be honest with you. It’s pretty special. … I love to compete. I love this game.”
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