Baker Mayfield's First TD Ball Thrown Back By Giants Fan

Baker Mayfield Browns

Baker Mayfield Browns

The first-unit defense fared much better once Baker Mayfield, the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft, entered the game, forcing a quick three-and-out.

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) talks to Baker Mayfield after the Cleveland rookie's debut Thursday night.

On his first touch Thursday night - in his first-ever preseason game and on the first play - Barkley appeared to be stopped at the line of scrimmage, before juking several Cleveland defenders out of their shoes, finding an opening and running for a 39-yard gain. "It was the first time going on the road with a new team, first time in the NFL". "There's things guys need to settle down and get comfortable with everything, but I thought there were some good things, got a scoring drive, but definitely after watching, I think you can see a lot of things we need to improve on". In two drives, Taylor went 5-of-5 for 99 yards, including a 36-yard TD down the seam to TE David Njoku (more on him shortly), for a flawless passer rating (158.3).

Cleveland Browns NewsBut despite those qualifiers, Mayfield did indeed produce a debut that should leave the Browns brimming with confidence about the long-term health of their quarterback position.

Overall, it was a solid start to his professional career for Mayfield. He then almost found controversial rookie Antonio Callaway, in the lineup only days after receiving a marijuana citation that he didn't immediately inform the Browns of, on a deep shot that Callaway couldn't locate.

He had three catches for 87 yards, including a diving 24-yarder that the Browns successfully challenged after it was ruled incomplete on the field. Police also found bullets and a gun part in his auto this week.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.