Browns first overall pick Baker Mayfield was honored on Tuesday by the Pro Football Writers of America, as he was selected as their NFL Rookie of the Year.
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley and Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard were named the PFWA offensive and defensive rookies of the year, respectively.
Mayfield though won the biggest award, taking home the honors after leading the Browns back from a mark of 2-6-1 to end the season at 7-8-1, challenging for a playoff spot in the last few weeks.
On the year Mayfield went 6-7 as a starter, throwing 27 touchdowns with 14 interceptions.
The QB went 310-of-486 passing (63.8 percent) for 3,725 yards with a QB rating of 93.7, and he also broke the NFL single-season rookie record for TD passes, held by Peyton Manning.
Mayfield’s rating of 115.7 in the red zone ranked second in the NFL last year behind only Saints QB Drew Brees.
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) January 14, 2019