Although it is only the first preseason game, it is safe to say that the Cleveland Browns will not be an easy opponent this season. They have been one of worst teams in football for about a decade, but after switching around their front office and coaching staff, along with a full season from QB Baker Mayfield, it is safe to say that they are for real.
The Browns cruised past the Redskins 30-10, and although the score and outcome don’t count in the preseason, Cleveland looked calm and comfortable throughout the game.
Mayfield only played one series but managed to score in an impressive 2 minute 13 second no-huddle mode. His 21-yard strike to Rashard Higgins in the end zone capped an impressive drive in which star receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry didn’t play at all.
Cleveland is a big sports city, and other than the Cavaliers winning it all in 2016, the city has a 55-year championship drought. The Browns are finally for real and who better to lead them than the young, eccentric, beer-chugging QB Baker Mayfield.