Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield posted on Instagram how he was “feeling dangerous” again this morning, and he certainly proved it on the first drive of the game against the Denver Broncos inside Broncos Stadium at Mile High Saturday night.
Mayfield completed two of his three passes for 50 yards on the opening drive, and 31 of those yards came on a deep throw down the right side of the field to wide receiver Breshad Perriman. After securing the catch inside the Denver five-yard line, Perriman fought his way into the end zone for the touchdown.
Greg Joseph tacked on the extra point, which gave the Browns a 7-0 lead over the Broncos with 11:49 to play in the first quarter.
Facing a third-and-nine from the Denver 31-yard line, Mayfield muscled the throw down the field toward Perriman. The 6-foot-3 receiver outleapt veteran defensive back Tramaine Brock and high-pointed the ball just short of the goal line.
As Perriman fell to the turf, he secured the catch and maintained possession all the way through the play, which included a hard landing and a five-yard roll out of bounds for the touchdown.