Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield downplayed it after the game, but an ankle injury sustained early impacted him. Just from watching Mayfield on the field, the unfortunate slip he had on a field marker against the Los Angeles Chargers slowed him down.
It was impressive to see the No. 1 pick fight through the pain, and after the game, he even said it wouldn’t be an issue, per Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. But after the dust settled a bit and the 38-14 loss to the Chargers set in, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport offered an update on the injury. Fortunately, it seems Mayfield should be good to go in Week 7 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Baker Mayfield’s Play and Outlook
Although Mayfield hasn’t gone full-blown rushing quarterback in his NFL career, he only had two carries in the game and one was a sneak up the middle where got help pushing the pile. Mayfield’s injury certainly had an impact on his overall game, and he finished up the day completing just 22-of-46 passes for 238 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
Overall, this was Mayfield’s worst performance as a pro, but it’s not a cause for concern. The Browns quarterback should be ready to roll this week in a nice matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On the season, the Buccaneers are tied for a league-worst 13 touchdown passes allowed to opposing quarterbacks.