Baker Mayfield explains his ugly missed end zone throw
Baker Mayfield had an impressive game as a passer-by in Sunday's 27:25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mayfield made 19 of his 29 pass attempts for 258 yards. He threw no interceptions and threw two touchdowns.
As good as it was, it should have been better. And Mayfield knows.
Mayfield badly missed a wide-open Rashard Higgins in the end zone, a throw that made the rounds of national media as an example of why Mayfield is still not good enough.
This criticism is correct. Just ask Mayfield himself. He talked about it at his press conference.
“I rode the Higgy (WR Rashard Higgins) from high to low instead of high to low. I should put this ball on Higgins early instead of going to him from (TE) Harrison (Bryant). Only late in development. I just have to put it on him sooner, ”Mayfield explained.
He also brought up another seemingly simple throw he missed, this one to Jarvis Landry at a rollout. Landry had a great game, but with a good throw from Mayfield it would have been even more productive. The young QB also spoke to this miss,
“The one on the left, the rollout to Jarvis there, just bring it down. Plain and simple. I've made this litter 1000 times. There are a lot of throws I do consistently today so the point is to do them. We found a way to win and that is the most important thing, but I will always be critical of myself. "
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