The Baker Mayfield era is underway in Cleveland. After leading the Browns to a huge comeback win--the team's first victory in nearly two calendar years--Mayfield was named Cleveland's starting quarterback.
Mayfield's poise and swagger was on display during the Week 3 win over the New York Jets, but now things will get tougher. He will have a defense fully geared to stop him, although it is an Oakland Raiders defensive unit that has struggled this year.
At the very least, Mayfield seems to have won over the respect of his teammates. His top receiver, Jarvis Landry, has been impressed. He told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport he even has to adjust his own preparation to get acclimated to playing with Mayfield.
Appearing on Rapoport's RapSheet and Friends podcast, Landry said Mayfield's velocity has forced him to practice differently.
"I was talking to coach [Todd] Haley this week," Landry told Rapoport. "I got to turn up the JUGS machine to like eight or nine now, since Baker throws that ball so hard. He threw one to me in the game and I dropped it because I didn't even know how to put my hands, and before I could make the decision, the ball was on me. So, I just realized it's a little bit of a different ball, a lot more velocity, so I definitely got to get on the JUGS for that, and catch as many balls from Baker as possible."
You can listen to Rapoport's full interview with Landry below.
Mayfield and the Browns take on the Raiders in Oakland on Sunday.
The game will be broadcast on FOX.