NFL: Baker Mayfield Slams Himself for Not Completing Passes He Should Make ‘in His Sleep’

by Thad Mitchell
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The Cleveland Browns are one of the biggest surprise teams in the NFL’s COVID-19 plagued 2020 NFL regular season. Through 11 games the Browns have eight wins to only three losses and look to be a serious playoff contender.

The team’s newfound success can be attributed to many things, but is the Browns’ offense leading the charge? After years of dysfunction, the Browns seem to have figured out how to score points in Head Coach Kevin Stefanski’s first year.

The offense has thrived under the direction of the team’s franchise Quarterback Baker Mayfield. Along with receivers Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry, Mayfield is playing his best football in his third professional football season.

The former first overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft says he is hungry for more and constantly looking for ways to improve. Though he has now gone four games without throwing an interception. the quarterback is still not satisfied.

The Browns beat the Jacksonville Jaguars in their most recent game by a final score of 27 to 25.

In a recent media session, Mayfeild suggests he need to be more accurate in throwing the football to the endzone.

“I am trying to get better each week,” Mayfield says, according to “That is taking care of the ball and that is completing these passes that should be made in my sleep.”

NFL Playoffs on Mayfield’s Mind

The Browns are set to take on the Tennessee Titans this weekend in a game with NFL playoff implications. With a potential postseason run in his sights, Mayfield says he will continue critiquing his play on the field. A win against the Titans would clench the team’s first winning season since 2007. Additionally, they have a solid chance at making the playoffs.

“I’m going to be hard on myself because these moments here down the stretch are the ones that you have to make every play count,” he says.

[H/T: Pro Football Talk]