Shortly after being selected by the Cleveland Browns as the top pick in the 2018 NFL Draft on Thursday, Baker Mayfield went on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” to discuss being the beleaguered franchise’s latest savior at quarterback. Let’s just say the bar is set pretty low.
“The good news is, you only have to beat zero wins to improve the team next year,” Kimmel said to Mayfield, who joined remotely with his family from Austin, Texas.
The Browns haven’t won a game since Christmas Eve in 2016, but Kimmel asked Mayfield if they would finally put one in the win column in 2018. “Will you guarantee at one victory this season?”
Mayfield, whose on-field antics during his college days at Oklahoma have at times caused controversy, shied away from making any bold proclamations. “I’m not guaranteeing anything. It’s going to be good and I’m excited to get things rolling.”
It’s been a rough go of it for the Browns ever since they returned to Cleveland in 1999 (the original Browns are now the Baltimore Ravens and with two Super Bowl trophies since its move), with just a single playoff appearance and an unsightly 1-31 record the last two seasons. Browns fans surely hope Mayfield, the 28th quarterback to be drafted by this version of the Browns, will finally be the solution to the longstanding problem.
Watch the video above.