Crazy stat shows just how good Baker Mayfield has been since Jackson firing
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield may harbor some resentment towards former head coach Hue Jackson, but the numbers don’t lie as to how good he has been post-Jackson.
NFL.com’s Graham Barfield shared an insane stat on Sunday that Mayfield’s 129.5 passer rating since Jackson was fired after Week 8 of the season is second only to New Orleans Saints star Drew Brees over that span.
Since Hue Jackson was fired (after Week 8), Baker Mayfield's passer rating is 129.5. Only Drew Brees (142.1) has been better in this span.
— Graham Barfield (@GrahamBarfield) November 26, 2018
Mayfield’s other post-Jackson numbers have been just as impressive, as he has completed 73.9 percent of his passes for 771 yards with nine touchdowns to just one interception in the three games since the coaching change. The Browns have also won two of those games, both by double-digits.
The rookie signal caller admitted Sunday that he wasn’t happy about Jackson taking a position with the rival Cincinnati Bengals after his firing, but it looks like Jackson’s exit may have just been the best thing to happen to Mayfield.