an impressive day on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers in leading the Browns to their fourth home win of the season.Mayfield finished the game 18-of-22 (with three of those incompletions coming on drops) for 238 yards and a highlight-reel touchdown pass to wide receiver Jarvis Landry. That performance earned the rookie a place on Pro Football Focus’ Team of the Week for Week 14:With three games remaining in the season T. J. Carrie Color Rush Jersey , Mayfield now has 2,877 passing yards and 19 touchdown passes, giving him a very real change at cracking the franchise’s Top 10 list in both categories. Mayfield needs just 508 passing yards to bump Brandon Weeden (3,385 yards in 2012) from the No. 10 spot, and five touchdown passes to move past Bill Nelsen (23 touchdowns in 1969) for No. 10.It can be bit foolish to project stats out over a full season, but lets have a little bit of fun here. Brian Sipe is the only quarterback in franchise history to surpass 4,000 passing yards and throw for 30 touchdowns in a single season. He accomplished both of those feats in his MVP season of 1980 when he threw for 4,132 yards and 30 touchdowns. Mayfield has made 10 starts this season and if you project his numbers — 267.6 yards and 1.9 touchdowns — from those games over a full season, he would have 4,281 yards and 30 touchdowns.Which, if you are keeping score at home, is pretty darn good. While it might seem as if Mayfield’s performance is no big deal for a player selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft https://www.brownsfanshop.com , his on-field success is a result of his work during the week, as head coach Gregg Williams told clevelandbrowns.com:The Browns have been searching for a quarterback for more than two decades. It may only be 10 games, but it seems like that quest has finally come to an end. Baker Mayfield and Freddie Kitchens also weigh in." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteDawgs EDTShareTweetShareShareDuke Johnson reports to Browns minicamp, but explains why he still wants to be tradedScott R. Galvin-USA TODAY SportsWith Cleveland Browns mandatory minicamp getting started on Tuesday, the expectation was that the practice debut of WR Odell Beckham would be a headline-stealer. Instead, all of the attention centered around the return of RB Duke Johnson. He and his teammates didn’t hold back with respect to commenting on the situation, which makes for a bit of an awkward (or, as QB Baker Mayfield puts it, “self-inflicted”) situation.Let’s start with Johnson, who spoke with the media right away and made it clear that he still wants to be traded. Why?Johnson doesn’t feel wanted any more, and he is putting the blame on the front office, saying that they put him on the trading block a month before he ever asked for a trade. He cited re-signing with the club after 1-15 and 0-16 seasons as reasons why he’s demonstrated that he wanted to be here Browns Customized Color Rush Jerseys , before the team made him feel otherwise this offseason.His reason for continuing to ask for a trade is that he seems to think it is inevitable, and he’d rather have the opportunity to get reps and contribute to a team all season as opposed to what happened with Carlos Hyde in Jacksonville last year (an example that he specifically brought up).He did make it clear that he’s still going to be a professional about everything — that as long as he is a member of the Browns, he is going to give it his all.QB Baker Mayfield was asked if the situation with Johnson makes things awkward, and he didn’t mince words with his response. “It’s self-inflicted. It is what it is. it’s not awkward for anybody else in this building. ... He’s got to do his job. He says he’s a professional, and I hope he does his job.” Without exactly saying it, Mayfield implied that Johnson needs to get over it and focus on this year:The best response of all came from head coach Freddie Kitchens, who had his arm around Johnson as the team headed out to the field for the start of minicamp after interviews were over.I think it could be a good thing that all of this was addressed on Day 1 of minicamp. From a public relations standpoint, it may have even strategicially been done that way — otherwise, why would the team select Johnson as one of the players to speak at the start of minicamp? We can only hope that this was Johnson’s ability to say what was on his mind before taking a, “That’s out of the way, so let’s go play football” mentality.We’ll have a full recap of Day 1 of minicamp later today.
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