Browns coach Kevin Stefanski plans to play to Baker Mayfield’s strengths even more in 2021, his second year in the same system for the first time in his career.
“I hope [his understanding] is significantly better,’' Stefanski said during a Zoom call Tuesday to kick off the voluntary offseason program, which will be virtual in the wake of Browns players announcing they’ll skip it amid the pandemic. “I hope as he starts to listen to the installs with [offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt] and you’re hearing it for not the second time – he’s heard these plays over and over again.
“We’ve streamlined concepts, and we’ve tried to adjust what we do based on his strengths and our players’ strengths. I’d hope he’s much more comfortable from that perspective. That’s what time allows you to do – time together.”
Mayfield will meet with Van Pelt this week to get his marching orders for the offseason, otherwise known as his “player improvement plan.’'