On Sunday, he had his best day of camp, and Hue Jackson acknowledged that he's exceeded expectations.
"Baker Mayfield has been everything I thought a quarterback should be for our organization thus far,'' Jackson said after practice. "He's doing the things that we want him to do the way we want him to do it and he's exceeding those things because he's putting in the time. He doesn't have a pride or (arrogance) any kind of way. His thing is, 'you guys tell me what you need me to do and I'm going to do it' and that's what he's done since he's walked in the building and that's exciting, because that's a player that's eager to learn.''
As the story said, in practice, Mayfield has displayed the traits that led the Browns to select him No. 1 overall in the draft: A quick release, good vision, a strong arm, and nimble feet. He's working exclusively with the second-team offense, but making guys like third-year pro Rashard Higgins look like starters. The two have consistently connected on deep balls, with Mayfield often fitting it into tight windows.