The Browns have had plenty of false dawns over the past couple of decades. But they honestly believed that Mayfield was the man to lead them toward a new era. They endured two of the worst back-to-back seasons ever before Mayfield emerged as a bonafide franchise QB.
Yes, he was inconsistent but he finally led them back into the playoffs in 2020. How things soured in Cleveland as injuries took their toll on his performance levels. In the end, the Browns discarded him like yesterday’s garbage after they signed DeShaun Watson (via Fansided).