Another week, another honor for Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield.
This time it is the AFC Offensive Player of the Week Award, which Mayfield pocketed after leading the Browns to a season sweep of the Cincinnati Bengals.
The news was announced on the league’s website, with Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles taking home the honor on the NFC side.
QB @bakermayfield has won AFC Offensive Player of the Week!— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) December 26, 2018
RT to congratulate Baker! pic.twitter.com/G5HsVFJ7Ht
Against the Bengals in front of a raucous home crowd at FirstEnergy Stadium, Mayfield completed 27-of-37 passes for 284 yards and three touchdowns passes. (Not to mention one completely awesome stare down of former head coach Hue Jackson late in the fourth quarter.)
Baker Mayfield stared down Hue for 30 mins lmao pic.twitter.com/I8EKQss5Oj— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) December 23, 2018
With one game remaining on the schedule, Mayfield has thrown for 24 touchdowns, the third-highest total in league history for a rookie. He is now just two touchdown passes behind Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson, two quarterbacks fans may have heard of, who sit at the top of the list.
In addition to that league mark, Mayfield needs just 151 passing yards on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens to become just the fourth different quarterback in franchise history to pass for 3,500 yards in a single season. And with a touchdown pass, Mayfield will be just the fifth different quarterback in franchise history to pass for 25 touchdowns in a single season.
Those numbers have helped Mayfield practically lap the field this season among his fellow rookie quarterbacks, as Pro Football Focus points out:
How every first round draft pick in the NFL has graded so far:https://t.co/U4EjIit8z8— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) December 25, 2018
(via @PFF_Chichester) pic.twitter.com/8KoSO9CbmL
The offensive player of the week award is just the latest for Mayfield, who has been selected as the NFL Rookie of the Week five times and took home the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month Award for the month of November.