"IT'S HIS DRIVE, HIS ABILITY TO SINGLE-MINDEDLY PURSUE A GOAL EVEN WHEN IT SEEMS LIKE THE WHOLE WORLD IS AGAINST HIM."
From the Hill Country of his hometown Austin, Texas to the “216” of Cleveland, Ohio. From college walk-on to uncontested Heisman Trophy winner. From “Undraftable” to the #1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Handed no shortcuts during the course of his career, Baker Mayfield has risen to the challenge at every level along the way in his journey to the NFL and to the record books. Whether it was stepping up as the backup quarterback and leading Lake Travis High School to a state title as a junior, to throwing for a career high in passing yards in his college debut at Texas Tech as the first ever true freshman walk-on to start a Division I opener, to leading Oklahoma to three straight Big 12 championships and two appearances in the College Football Playoff,
to becoming the sixth Sooner to win the Heisman Trophy, then taking the 2018 draft by storm and finally giving an entire city a reason to Believe again—Mayfield’s authenticity and belief in himself is unquestioned. In less than a full season as the starter for the Cleveland Browns, he has already started to leave his mark on the NFL. After leading all rookie quarterbacks in passing yards, touchdowns, and QBR in 2018 and breaking the All-Time Rookie touchdown passes record with 27, the league has only caught a glimpse of what is to come. Those who know him best will attest to the fact that we have only seen a preview of what he and his team are really capable of accomplishing. The only question remaining is: What’s next?