There is a growing wave of people calling for Cleveland Browns starting quarterback, Baker Mayfield, to take home the Rookie of the Year trophy after he beat the Cincinnati Bengals this past Sunday to help Cleveland improve to 7-7-1 which is the franchise’s best record since, ever?
The Browns are doing great or whatever. That’s dope. Congrats to Cleveland and shit. But this isn’t the MVP award. The Rookie of the Year should be given to the best rookie in the NFL. Not to the player that’s on a team with a better win-lose record.
You can make the argument that Baker’s play has a larger impact on his team’s success but you’d still be wrong. The Browns have players on that team that can actually ball. The biggest reason for this success has more to do with firing Hue Jackson than it has to do with Baker dominating.
By this logic, Lamar Jackson is the Rookie of the Year because he came in and actually led the Baltimore Ravens to the playoffs even though he has no idea how to throw a football.
Saquon Barkley is having a historic season for a running back and he’s stuck with one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL and one of the worst quarterbacks.
Mayfield is on pace to beat rookie quarterback records. His 24 touchdown passes are two shy of Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson’s record 26 and he’s 37 yards away from passing Brandon
Dope. He’s a great rookie. There’s no taking that away from him.
Saquon Barkley is a fucking PRO BOWLER.
He’s a Top 5 running back in the entire NFL. Not a top 5 running back amongst rookies. In the entire NFL. He’s currently 3rd in yards from scrimmage behind only Ezekiel Elliot and Christian McCaffrey.
You can genuinely make the argument that Saquon Barkley is the best running back in the NFL. If you try to tell me that Baker Mayfield is the best quarterback in the NFL then our conversation ends right there. Clearly, you’ve had too much to drink and I’ll call you an Uber home.
Saquon Barkley is the Rookie of the Year and no one can tell me otherwise. Please believe and understand this.
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