Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Brady Quinn doesn’t just expect Baker Mayfield to have a good season next year.
Quinn expects the Browns former No. 1 overall pick to have a historic year, leading Cleveland to the playoffs for the first time in nearly two decades.
Quinn — a former first-round pick of the Browns himself in 2007 — revealed his take on Mayfield to Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com this week.
“I think he’s going to have kind of a breakout year,” Quinn told Cabot. “I don’t know if you’d consider his rookie year kind of that, considering he set the rookie quarterback touchdown record, but I really do feel like this year is going to be a big jump for him. In watching him last year, he didn’t play as well as he needed to, but it was also a lot of things around him. So I’m kind of looking for that jump, not only for him but from the entire team because he’s going to have a better offensive line, a better running game [and more].”
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“I think he’s going to have a breakout year, and I don’t know if you’d consider his rookie year kind of that, considering he set the rookie quarterback touchdown record, but I feel like this year will be a big jump for him. There’s no doubt he can be top 10”
— BrownsFreak51 (@BrownsFreak51) June 1, 2020
It’s not the first time Quinn has been bullish on the Browns. Earlier this offseason, he defended the Browns QB after his CBS Sports peer Ryan Wilson said Tyrod Taylor could end up having a better year than Mayfield.
“@OldTakesExposed go ahead and log the take above for 2020. You’re welcome,” Quinn said, later adding. “Don’t come at my Browns like that! Playoffs this year baby. Take that to the bank!”
@OldTakesExposed, go ahead and log the take above for 2020. You’re welcome.
— Brady Quinn (@Brady_Quinn) May 25, 2020
Brady Quinn: Offense Will Take ‘Next Step’ Under Stefanski’
Quinn isn’t just going on his gut when it comes to Mayfield’s turnaround. He believes that head coach Kevin Stefanski’s new offensive system will benefit him in a big way.
“If you look at Stefanski’s system and a lot of the outside zone running scheme, a lot of the play action and the boots and the things off of that, they create a lot of space for you to be able to make some — I don’t want to say easy throws — but easier throws, downfield in some bigger windows,” Quinn said. “So Odell [Beckham Jr.] and Jarvis [Landry] when he’s healthy and everyone else, whether it’s Rashard Higgins, or David Njoku, all of those guys are going to be beneficiaries of this system and of the way they run the football and utilize Nick Chubb. I’m really looking for the entire offense — not just Baker — to really kind of take that …read more
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