FOX Sports analyst Dave Wannstedt, former NFL head coach, joins Steve Doocy on'Fox & amp; Friends.' Baker Mayfield will make the 30th start of his career for the Cleveland Browns on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens in a key AFC North matchup to start the 2020 season. Mayfield, who is now in his third NFL season, will be making it under unusual circumstances. DIRECTV NFL Red Zone host Andrew Siciliano noted that when Mayfield takes the snap, he will be the first quarterback in NFL history to make 30 starts for the same team but under four different head coaches. Mayfield came into the league when Hue Jackson was the Browns' head coach. Jackson was fired midway through the 2018 season and was replaced by Gregg Williams.
Fox News Flash top headlines for Dec. 22 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com Baker Mayfield had a breakout rookie season with the Cleveland Browns in 2018 with Freddie Kitchens as his offensive coordinator, breaking a rookie record for touchdown passes. Nearly a year later, the Browns are 6-9, Mayfield appears to have fallen off even with the weapons around him and Kitchens is on the hot seat. Mayfield was given a chance to back Kitchens publicly after losing to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday and getting eliminated from playoff contention.
Cleveland Browns coach Freddie Kitchens got slammed for wearing a passive aggressive t-shirt that pointed the blame at the Pittsburgh Steelers for the notorious helmet-swinging brawl. The wife of Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield took on a reporter over a question about Freddie Kitchens' T-shirt of choice following the loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers more than two weeks after a brawl took place between the two teams. Kitchens was seen before the game wearing a shirt that read: "Pittsburgh Started It." It was a clear shot at the Steelers for some of their players' roles in the brawl which saw Browns defensive lineman Myles Garrett remove Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph helmet and hit him over the head with it. Mary Kay Cabot, the longtime Browns beat reporter for the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, caught some flak from Emily Mayfield for asking Baker Mayfield a question about the shirt.
FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns' Baker Mayfield, left, smiles as he talks with wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins in Cleveland. Mayfield isn't concerned about the huge expectations being placed on the Browns, who went 7-8-1 during his rookie season but upgraded their roster and should compete for their first playoff spot since 2002. The service elevator door slides open and Baker Mayfield politely waits for his wife, Emily, to exit and then follows her down a hallway into the downtown hotel's restaurant. Before beginning a photo shoot for a recently signed endorsement deal, the Browns' swaggering, second-year quarterback looks out the giant floor-to-ceiling windows 32 stories above Cleveland. On this clear August afternoon, sailboats slice across Lake Erie's blue-green waters just beyond the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, while sun bathers dot the grassy mall where LeBron James and the Cavaliers paraded following their NBA championship three years ago.
FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is shown before an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions, in Cleveland. Browns coach Freddie Kitchens said wide receiver Odell Beckham is "ready to go" for the season opener against Tennessee after not playing in any exhibition games. Odell Beckham Jr. didn't play in the preseason as the Browns were extra careful with their prized new superstar. But the three-time Pro Bowler, famous for one-handed catches, fashion risks and theatrics, practiced and showed his teammates why he's one of the NFL's highest-paid wide receivers. "Worth every penny," safety Damarious Randall said Wednesday.