Baker Mayfield struggled as the Cleveland Browns were run out of NRG Stadium, throwing three interceptions for the first time in his career.


On Monday, interim head coach Gregg Williams shared a strong opinion about Mayfield’s poor outing. But rather than anything critical, it was a statement expressing the highest degree of confidence in the rookie quarterback.

To Williams’ point, Mayfield bounced back after throwing the three picks, leading two touchdown-scoring drives in the second half while finishing with 397 yards passing. His never-say-die attitude and ability to shrug off mistakes are huge reasons why he’s been able to thrive throughout college and early in his pro career.

One wonders whether the response from Williams was remotely close to what former head coach Hue Jackson would have said. In the past, he’s been highly critical of his quarterbacks throwing interceptions, even as rookies.

Perhaps that’s why Mayfield has been so outspokenly against his former coach since he got the ax.