Do y'all think Baker will be as good as Mahomes is next year? I don't.
I don’t think Mayfield will have the weapons that Mahomes does. Mahomes inherited a team that has averaged 11 wins per season for 3 years. Baker inherited a team that has averaged 1 win per season over that time period.
Baker’s got one of the worst O-lines in the NFL, and his receivers have led the NFL in dropped passes for most of the year, not to mention many of his receivers have been hurt.
Not that Baker’s played great all year. He’s had some bad games. But a lot of great QBs have had awful rookie seasons, far worse than what Baker is having. Think about Peyton Manning, Jared Goff, Andrew Luck & many others. They all looked bad as rookies on bad teams. Then they proved to be outstanding QBs.
And Baker is by far the best rookie QB in his class so far this season, despite going to by far the worst team. There is a great deal of promise there.
Not that I think Mahomes is a bad QB. I think he’s a very good QB. But he’s also a guy that fell into a great situation on a really good team with play makers all over the field. How many of his TD passes this year have come on TE or RB screens? And he wasn’t asked to lead the team as a rookie. He basically got to learn the system for a year & a half before he took the reins.
But time will tell for all.
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