Be careful of Baker Mayfield debut, but it was impressive

Be careful of Baker Mayfield debut, but it was impressive

Be careful of Baker Mayfield debut, but it was impressive

Baker Mayfield is on the board.

The Cleveland Browns will open their preseason against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium Thursday night. He also exited the game as the Browns' leading rusher, with 13 yards on 3 carries.

Mayfield found tight end David Njoku on a 10-yard TD pass to cap a 14-play, 72-yard drive on his second series.

Callaway, the Browns' fourth-round pick, played despite being cited for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license. Then, he picked up a third-and-six and a fourth-and-two, both with his legs. Taylor will start under center, though not expected to stay in the game long.

But Cleveland couldn't have been more pleased with Mayfield, who intermixed his big-play penchant with mostly sound decision making, all while bringing the energy and leadership skills that have defined his rise from former walk-on to Heisman to the man who's tasked with restoring the NFL's most hopeless franchise.

The lucky NY Giants fan who gotBaker Mayfield's 1st-ever touchdown pass Thursday night - THREW IT BACK ON THE FIELD. and the whole thing is on video.

Kizer went on to make 15 starts in the Browns' 0-16 season, finishing with a 53.6 completion percentage, 11 touchdown passes and 22 interceptions, ghastly numbers for the 21 century.

It's only one preseason game, but there were plenty of reasons to be hopeful.

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