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Baker Mayfield claims another rookie award

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Browns quarterback pockets NFL’s Rookie of the Month award after outstanding November.

NFL: Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns have cornered the market this season on the NFL’s Rookie of the Week Awards.

Now they are laying claim to the monthly awards.

Quarterback Baker Mayfield was named on Thursday as the league’s Rookie of the Month for November after leading the Browns to a 2-1 record.

Because their bye week fell during the month, the Browns only played three games, but Mayfield took advantage of the opportunities, completing 73.9 percent of his passes, tossing nine touchdown passes against just one interception, and posting a quarterback rating of 129.5.

According to the team’s website, Mayfield:

  • Is the first rookie in league history to post a passer rating of more than 140 in consecutive games (minimum of 20 attempts)
  • Is the only rookie in league history to post a passer rating higher than 150 after he had a 151.2 rating in Cleveland’s win over the Atlanta Falcons
  • Set a franchise record for rookie quarterbacks with four touchdown passes in the win against the Cincinnati Bengals
  • Led the Browns to their first road win since 2015
  • Led the Browns to consecutive wins for the first time since 2014
  • Is just the third Browns player to win the monthly award, joining left tackle JOe Thomas (November 2007) and quarterback Tim Couch (October 1999) as recipients.

Pretty amazing what the combination of a talented player and competent coaching can produce.