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Cleveland Browns Baker Mayfield Having One of the Top Rookie Passing Seasons in the Past 25 Years

By Chris Malumphy

Since 1993, 80 drafted quarterbacks have had at least 100 pass attempts in their rookie season. After completing 17 of 20 passes for three touchdowns yesterday in a 28-16 victory versus the Atlanta Falcons in week 10, Cleveland Brown Baker Mayfield has moved into the top 10 in passing rating trailing only Dak Prescott, Deshaun Watson, Robert Griffin, Russell Wilson, Ben Roethlisberger, Marcus Mariota, Cody Kessler, Jay Cutler and Matt Ryan. Mayfield is currently ahead of 70 other rookie seasons including those of such stalwarts as Peyton Manning, Cam Newton, Andrew Luck, Matthew Stafford, Derek Carr, Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, Andy Dalton, Joey Flacco, Michael Vick, Eli Manning and Alex Smith.

Rookie Quarterback Statistics Since 1993
(minimum 100 attempts)
NameYearRoundPickPlayerTeamAttCPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDTD
Pct
IntInt
Pct
SackedYards
Lost
Pct
Sacked
RatingANY/A
Dak Prescott2016437135Cowboys45931167.836678.011.8235.040.9251435.2104.97.86
Deshaun Watson201711212Texans20412661.816998.313.5199.383.9191168.5103.07.19
Robert Griffin III2012122Redskins39325865.632008.112.4205.151.3302177.1102.47.47
Russell Wilson201231275Seahawks39325264.131187.912.4266.6102.5332037.7100.07.01
Ben Roethlisberger200411111Steelers29519666.426218.913.4175.8113.7302139.298.16.93
Marcus Mariota2015122Titans37023062.228187.612.3195.1102.7382589.391.56.10
Cody Kessler201633193Browns19512865.613807.110.863.121.0211409.792.35.88
Jay Cutler200611111Broncos1378159.110017.312.496.653.713858.788.55.81
Matt Ryan2008133Falcons43426561.134407.913.0163.7112.5171043.887.77.01
Baker Mayfield2018111Browns28517661.819847.011.3134.672.5221547.287.55.78
Cam Newton2011111Panthers51731060.040517.813.1214.1173.3352606.384.56.24
Teddy Bridgewater201413232Vikings40225964.429197.311.3143.5123.0392498.885.25.46
Charlie Batch199823060Lions30317357.121787.212.6113.662.03722210.983.55.61
Mike Glennon201331173Buccaneers41624759.426086.310.6194.692.2403148.883.94.98
Jameis Winston2015111Buccaneers53531258.340427.613.0224.1152.8271904.884.26.44
Zach Mettenberger201462178Titans17910759.814127.913.284.573.9181389.183.45.68
Shaun King199921950Buccaneers1468961.08756.09.874.842.711787.082.44.82
T.J. Yates2011521152Texans1348261.29497.111.632.232.2157410.180.75.37
Andy Dalton20112335Bengals51630058.133986.611.3203.9132.5241604.480.45.65
Joe Flacco200811818Ravens42825760.029716.911.6143.3122.8322767.080.35.29
Nick Foles201232588Eagles26516160.816996.410.662.351.9201317.079.15.13
Carson Wentz2016122Eagles60737962.437826.210.0162.6142.3332135.279.35.09
EJ Manuel201311616Bills30618058.819726.411.0113.692.9281598.477.74.87
Mitchell Trubisky2017122Bears33019659.421936.611.272.172.1311968.677.55.05
Andrew Luck2012111Colts62733954.143747.012.9233.7182.9412466.176.55.66
Sam Bradford2010111Rams59035460.035126.09.9183.1152.5342445.476.54.73
Derek Carr20142436Raiders59934858.132705.59.4213.5122.0241493.976.64.82
Ryan Tannehill2012188Dolphins48428258.332946.811.7122.5132.7352346.776.15.23
Colt McCoy201032185Browns22213560.815767.111.762.794.1231329.474.54.73
Matt Leinart200611010Cardinals37721456.825476.811.9112.9123.2211585.374.05.20
Brandon Weeden201212222Browns51729757.433856.511.4142.7173.3281865.172.64.98
Charlie Frye20053367Browns1649859.810026.110.242.453.02213511.872.83.88
Byron Leftwich2003177Jaguars41823957.228196.711.8143.3163.819904.373.05.24
Tim Couch1999111Browns39922355.924476.111.0153.8133.35635912.373.23.96
Jake Plummer199721242Cardinals29615753.022037.414.0155.1155.15229114.973.14.42
Patrick Ramsey200213232Redskins22711751.515396.813.294.083.5181327.371.85.01
Peyton Manning1998111Colts57532656.737396.511.5264.5284.9221093.771.24.84
Tony Banks199621242Rams36819252.225446.913.3154.1154.14830611.571.04.48
Christian Ponder201111212Vikings29115854.318536.411.7134.5134.5301649.370.14.25
Trent Edwards200732992Bills26915156.116306.110.872.683.0121054.370.44.64
Mike McMahon2001518149Lions1155346.16715.812.732.610.92112215.469.94.15
Blake Bortles2014133Jaguars47528058.929086.110.4112.3173.65534510.469.53.81
C.J. Beathard201734010449ers22412354.914306.411.641.862.7191417.869.24.52
Josh Rosen201811010Cardinals20811655.812806.211.062.983.8211559.267.83.86
Sam Darnold2018133Jets28915955.019346.712.2113.8144.8211296.868.34.50
Vince Young2006133Titans35718451.521996.212.0123.4133.6251296.566.74.52
Cade McNown199911212Bears23512754.014656.211.583.4104.318947.166.74.27
Rick Mirer1993122Seahawks48627456.428335.810.3122.5173.5472358.867.03.89
Geno Smith20132739Jets44324755.830466.912.3122.7214.7433158.866.54.17
Bruce Gradkowski2006625194Buccaneers32817754.016615.19.492.792.7251467.165.93.65
Blaine Gabbert201111010Jaguars41321050.822145.410.5122.9112.7402938.865.43.68
Drew Bledsoe1993111Patriots42921449.924945.811.7153.5153.516993.665.04.54
Jared Goff2016111Rams20511254.610895.39.752.473.42622211.363.62.82
Mark Sanchez2009155Jets36419653.824446.712.5123.3205.5261956.763.04.07
David Carr2002111Texans44423352.525925.811.192.0153.47641114.662.83.24
Quincy Carter200122253Cowboys1769051.110726.111.952.874.012566.463.04.26
Michael Vick2001111Falcons1135044.27856.915.721.832.72111315.762.74.31
John Skelton2010524155Cardinals1266047.66625.311.021.621.69656.762.34.05
John Beck20072840Dolphins1076056.15595.29.310.932.810698.562.03.21
Kyle Boller200311919Ravens22411651.812605.610.973.194.017927.162.43.75
Chris Weinke2001411106Panthers54029354.329315.410.0112.0193.5261774.662.03.74
Kerry Collins1995155Panthers43321449.427176.312.7143.2194.4241505.361.94.36
Josh Allen2018177Bills1397554.08326.011.121.453.62116713.161.83.00
Matthew Stafford2009111Lions37720153.322676.011.3133.4205.3241696.061.03.64
DeShone Kizer201722052Browns47625553.628946.111.3112.3224.6382267.460.53.69
Josh Freeman200911717Buccaneers29015854.518556.411.7103.4186.2201026.559.83.69
Kyle Orton200545106Bears36819051.618695.19.892.4133.5301907.559.73.20
Joey Harrington2002133Lions42921550.122945.310.7122.8163.78751.859.93.98
Donovan McNabb1999122Eagles21610649.19484.48.983.773.22820411.560.12.41
Heath Shuler1994133Redskins26512045.316586.313.8103.8124.512834.359.64.46
Jimmy Clausen201021648Panthers29915752.515585.29.931.093.0332239.958.42.98
Ryan Fitzpatrick2005736250Rams1357656.37775.810.243.085.99496.358.23.11
Akili Smith1999133Bengals1538052.38055.310.121.363.91911011.055.62.70
Eli Manning2004111Chargers1979548.210435.311.063.094.613836.255.43.21
Craig Krenzel2004516148Bears1275946.57185.712.232.464.72315815.352.52.33
Eric Zeier199532084Browns1618250.98645.410.542.595.615918.551.92.55
Keith Null2009623196Rams1197361.35664.87.832.597.613829.849.91.05
Ryan Lindley2012615185Cardinals1718952.07524.48.400.074.112916.646.71.89
Alex Smith200511149ers1658450.98755.310.410.6116.72918514.940.81.11
Ryan Leaf1998122Chargers24511145.312895.311.620.8156.1221408.239.01.93

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