Selected by the Cleveland Browns in the first round (1st overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. Named 2018 PFWA Rookie of the Year and was one of five 2018 NFL Pepsi Rookie of the Year finalists, along with Nick Chubb. Six-time NFL Pepsi Rookie of the Week (Weeks 3, 7, 9, 12, 14 and 17). NFL Rookie of the Month for November 2018. AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 16 in 2018. Became Oklahoma's sixth Heisman Trophy winner in program history in 2017 and the first former walk-on player to win the award.


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Baker Mayfield


  • Set NFL rookie record with 27 passing touchdowns, despite starting just 13 games.
  • Recorded at least one touchdown pass in each of his first 17 career starts, trailing only St. Louis' Kurt Warner (23 from 1999-00) for most consecutive starts with a TD pass to begin an NFL career.
  • Joined Brian Sipe (1979-81) as the only Browns to reach 3,500 passing yards in consecutive seasons.
  • His 3,827 passing yards in 2019 were the fourth most in team history.
  • Became the ninth player in NFL history to record at least 20 touchdown passes in each of his first two seasons.
  • His 7,552 career passing yards are the fifth most by an NFL player in their first two seasons, while his 49 career passing touchdowns rank tied for eighth.
  • Is the first Brown to throw at least 20 touchdown passes in consecutive seasons since Brian Sipe in 1979-80.
  • In 2019, became the first Browns quarterback to start all 16 games in a season since Tim Couch in 2001.
  • Last season, helped Jarvis Landry (1,174) and Odell Beckham Jr. (1,035) become first wide receiver duo in franchise history with 1,000-plus receiving yards each in a single season.
  • His 3,725 passing yards in 2018 set a Browns rookie record, ranked sixth among NFL rookies all-time and were sixth-most in Cleveland history.
  • Led all 2018 NFL rookies in passing yards (3,725), passing touchdown (27), completion percentage (63.79) and passer rating (93.7).
  • Made NFL debut in second quarter down 14-0 against the Jets on Sept. 20, 2018. Led scoring drives on four of his six full offensive series and helped the Browns to a 21-17 primetime victory.
  • Finished career ranked second in FBS history in passing efficiency rating (175.4), third in yards per attempt (9.7), tied for fourth in touchdown passes (131), fifth in total offense (15,690 yards) and seventh in passing yards (14,607). Also set an FBS record for consecutive games with at least a pair of touchdown passes in each of his final 27 games played.
  • Walked on at Texas Tech in 2013 as a true freshman, and was named Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year.




  • Married Emily Mayfield in July 2019.
  • Father, James, played football at the University of Houston.
  • Earned a degree in communications from Oklahoma.
  • Attended Lake Travis High School (Travis County, Texas) and led the school to a 25-2 record during two seasons as the starting quarterback, an undefeated 16-0 season in 2011 on the way to a 4A State Championship.


Beyond Football


  • Along with his wife, made a $50,000 donation to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank as part of a match, to provide up to 1.2 million meals for families in need.
  • Donated more than 3,500 meals to Meals on Wheels of Norman, Okla., as well as 8,000 meals to St. Augustine Hunger Center in Cleveland.
  • Joined celebrity chef Carla Hall to support GENYOUth's COVID-19 Emergency School Nutrition Fund.
  • Joined a group of professional athletes in supporting Julius Jones (Sing for Change), a black man on death row in Oklahoma for a crime he maintains he didn't commit, by penning a letter to show his support.
  • Passionate about the Special Olympics and Providence House and has showed his support for both through the NFL's My Cause, My Cleats platform. In 2018, he released a clothing line through Barstool Sports with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Special Olympics in the greater Cleveland area. The Providence House protects at-risk children and supports families through crisis, strengthening communities to end child abuse and neglect.
  • Hosts youth football camps in Cleveland, Ohio, Austin, Texas and Norman, Okla.