Baker Mayfield was traded from the Cleveland Browns to the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday. Mayfield, the 2018 NFL Draft's No. 1 pick, spent four years and 62 games in Cleveland.
Unsurprising. Mayfield started 6-7 as a rookie while quarterbacking a 1-31 team. His 27 touchdown passes that year were the rookie record until 2020.
1. Baker Mayfield (2018-21)
Couch, the No. 1 pick in 1999, led an expansion team. Couch and the Browns shared a division with Baltimore and Pittsburgh, whose defences would dominate the league for the next decade.
2. Tim Couch (1999-03)
Quinn came to Cleveland from Notre Dame. As a rookie, he sat the bench but made three starts in 2008. Quinn and Derek Anderson were quarterback rivals in 2009. Quinn made 10 starts, went 2-8, and was injured in Week 14.
Brady Quinn (2007-09)
Weeden, 28, was drafted 22nd overall by the Browns in 2012. He threw for 3,385 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions as the Browns' starter.
4. Brandon Weeden (2012-13)
The polarising former Heisman Trophy winner made eight starts for the Browns. After two terrible rookie starts (he was thrown into the starting lineup late despite Hoyer's 7-6 start), Manziel won his first game as a starter in Week 2 of 2015.
5. Johnny Manziel (2014-15)
Manziel completed 33 passes for 372 yards in a 30-9 loss to Pittsburgh in Week 10. Four weeks later, he beat the 49ers 24-10 with 270 yards, 1 TD, and 1 INT. This was Manziel's NFL high point.