Mayfield became the sole shining light of the Brown’s 2018 season after he played with a swagger. After a tough sophomore year in 2019, he bounced back and inspired Cleveland to a rare postseason campaign, beating their rival Steelers in 2020. But then everything went downhill and he found himself with his fourth franchise in the space of a year.
First, it’s absolutely true that the Browns treated Mayfield badly in their pursuit of Deshaun Watson. Mayfield deserved far better from the franchise that sold out. However, he had a second chance in Charlotte with the Panthers but he didn’t take it. Now he’s running out of time to prove himself in the NFL (via The Athletic), but has found yet another new start with the Tom Brady-less Tampa Bay in 2023. We’ll see how it plays out.