Baker Mayfield up for NFL Rookie of the Week
Baker Mayfield’s big week marches on.
After being named the Browns starting quarterback on Monday, the rookie was named Tuesday one of five finalists for the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week after rallying Cleveland to a 21-17 win over the Jets last week.
Mayfield, who came off the bench to pass for 201 yards on 17-of-23 throws, is up against Falcons receiver Calvin Ridley, Giants running back Saquon Barkley, Bills quarterback Josh Allen and Panthers defensive back Donte Jackson.
Mayfield, the first overall pick in the NFL Draft, is set to make his first career start Sunday against the Raiders in Oakland.
Mayfield joins teammate and cornerback Denzel Ward, who earned the honor after a big Week 1 performance.