Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Baker Mayfield v. Tim Couch

Baker Mayfield was in Cleveland from 2018 through 2021, and is now going to play quarterback for Carolina.  Tim Couch was in Cleveland from 1999 through 2003.  Mayfield appeared in 60 games for the Browns; Couch appeared in 62.  So let's compare them:

Record as a starting QB:
Mayfield:  29-30
Couch:  22-37

Passing stats:
Mayfield:  1,185 completions in 1,924 attempts (Completion percentage 61.6)
Couch:  1,025 completions in 1,714 attempts (Completion percentage 59.8)

Mayfield:  14,125 passing yards
Couch:  11,131 passing yards

Mayfield:  92 TD's, 56 Interceptions
Couch:  64 TD's, 67 Interceptions

Mayfield:  Passer rating 87.8
Couch:  Passer rating 75.1

Running stats:
Mayfield:  158 carries for 571 yards (3.6 yards per carry)
Couch:  124 carries for 556 yards (4.5 yards per carry)

Per Game stats:
Mayfield:  19.8 of 32.1 for 235.4 yards, 1.5 TD's, and 0.9 Interceptions
Couch:  16.5 of 27.6 for 179.5 yards, 1.0 TD's, and 1.1 Interceptions


  1. Deshaun Watson played in 54 games for Houston between 2017 and 2020. Here are his per-game stats:

    22.0 of 32.4 for 269.2 yards, 1.9 TD's, and 0.7 Interceptions.

  2. Other numbers for Watson:

    1,186 completions in 1,748 attempts (Completion percentage 67.8)
    14,539 passing yards
    104 TD's, 36 Interceptions
    Passer rating 104.5
    307 carries for 1,677 yards (5.5 yards per carry)

  3. I saw that somebody Tweeted the other day that they should do a commercial of Baker Mayfield moving out of the Browns' stadium, and I thought that was a great idea.

    I had just checked into a Piscataway, N.J., hotel room the night before a Tuesday-morning meeting, flipped on the TV and Baker Mayfield was coming on the field to replace injured Tyrod Taylor. It was his debut with the 2018 Browns, and he led them to a come-from-behind win over the Jets. I figured he was going to be a big star. I still feel he might turn out to be.

    As a Dolphins fan, I wasn't paying too much attention to Tim Couch in Cleveland. He seemed to be doing OK to me, and then suddenly his career was over. That was too bad.