Having been drafted into the same division in the same year, Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield and Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson will likely be compared for the rest of their careers.
But one ESPN graphic showing a difference between the two has really picked up a ton of attention today.
A tweet from SportsCenter featuring a graphic with the hashtag “#SCFacts” showed the difference between the two through the first six games.
Jackson has thrown for 11 touchdowns so far en route to a 4-2 start. Mayfield, amidst a 2-4 season, has thrown 11 interceptions in that same span.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 14, 2019
ESPN probably could have chosen a more flattering picture for Mayfield, but we get the point.
Mayfield was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft after winning the Heisman Trophy with Oklahoma. Jackson, a Heisman Trophy winner at Louisville, went No. 32 overall to Baltimore.
Both teams took over the starting job mid-season and led their teams to a winning season.
But in the offseason, the Browns collected all of the headlines with their moves while Baltimore took a more conservative approach.
Going into the season, Cleveland was expected to end their 17-year playoff drought and be a Super Bowl contender. Instead, it’s been the Ravens who have established themselves as the elite AFC North team.