CLEVELAND — He's ready.
Prior to the Browns' Sunday Night Football matchup against the Los Angeles Rams, Baker Mayfield sent out a message to Cleveland and far beyond to get fans hyped for the nationally televised clash.
"I WANT FIRST ENERGY STADIUM ROCKING TONIGHT," the Browns quarterback tweeted in all caps. "SPREAD THE WORD. CLEVELAND, MAKE THEM FEEL OUR PASSION."
Passion is something that Mayfield has never been lacking since coming to Cleveland as the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. However, in a post on Instagram also put out on Sunday, Mayfield also showed his more reflective side.
So far in 2019, Mayfield has completed 44 of his 73 attempts for 610 yards and two touchdowns against four interceptions, including three in a 43-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland on Sunday, September 8.
Despite having to go on the road after a disappointing home loss, Mayfield led five scoring drives and helped pace the Browns to a 23-3 victory over the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey in front of a national television audience on Monday Night Football.
Mayfield completed 19 of his 35 attempts for 325 yards and one touchdown, an 89-yard scoring pass to wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. late in the third quarter, against one interception. Mayfield found Beckham Jr., who had himself quite the return to MetLife Stadium, with six passes for 161 yards and the touchdown.
“I think he has played his butt off,” Browns offensive coordinator Todd Monken said earlier this week. “I think he has competed awfully, awfully hard. Other than the backend of the first game when we were down and that is his nature to try and make a play, but I think he has played awfully well.
“I am sure he would say that he can play better, but in my eyes, there are a lot of things that go into that. We have to scheme it better. We have to play better up front. We have to do a better job in terms of everywhere -- route running or you name it. It is all of us to put ourselves in a better position to be more consistent.”