Awesome swap done by @_pantzke on IG

From Baker’s affinity to throw the ball deep to the offensive coaching duo of Freddie Kitchens and Todd Monken, this passing offense’s potential is very high, and it should show up in individual stats.

Mayfield was one of six QBs to throw for more than 1000 yards on deep passes of 20+ yards last season; that list includes Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Ben Roethlisberger, and Matt Ryan. If we’re talking since Week 9 when Kitchens took over, he was only third behind Big Ben and Mahomes. He had the 4th most deep completions behind Mahomes, Wilson, and Rodgers. He threw the ball deep 14.8% of the time, only behind Trubisky, Wilson, Mahomes, and Rodgers. According to PFF, since Week 9, he was 1st in deep pass accuracy out of any QB with at least 200 attempts. He had the most deep completions per game at 4.75 last year, and was 2nd in yards per attempt.

In addition to deep balls, according to Warren Sharp from Sharp Football, Mayfield threw TDs on over 14% of slant targets after Week 9, which is the same route Beckham was targeted most on in 2018. It’s a great fit, and OBJ will demand targets. OBJ was just fine in New York with Eli Manning, but his massive ceiling has a chance of getting hit with Mayfield throwing him the ball.

OBJ will definitely take attention away from Jarvis Landry, who also benefits from this move. When we’re talking about this offensive system, multiple WRs can thrive, even with OBJ getting an elite workload. When Kitchens took over last year, the Browns averaged the most yards per play, most yards per pass attempt, was top-5 in passing yards per game. With Monken as OC, the Bucs led the league in passing yards in 2018, and was 4th in 2017. Mike Evans had a down year in 2017, but he still averaged 84 catches for 1282 yards and 8.3 TDs under Monken. For fun, if we take out his down year in the middle, he averaged 91 catches for 1422 yards and 10 TDs in the two outer years. At the same time last year, Adam Humphries finished as a back-end WR2 in PPR, and he ain’t no Jarvis Landry.

We haven’t even touched on David Njoku, Antonio Callaway, Nick Chubb, or Kareem Hunt. Where does this offense rank in 2019? 👇👇