The formidable Browns rush attack has taken a lot of pressure off Baker Mayfield, the No. 1 overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft. A strong ground game has led to the Browns converting 45% on third down, which is No. 7 in the NFL, and they rank No. 8 in pass yards per play (7.41). Over his last four games, Mayfield has completed 70% of his passes with 10 TDs and 1 INT. The third-year pro is thankful for the tone-setters along that line.
“I love those boys up front,” Mayfield said. “It’s unbelievable. We have a great group that is extremely focused.”
The Jets offensive front is coming off one of its finest efforts of the season against the Rams. They’ll stay in the fire because a week after seeing Aaron Donald & Co., the task will be a front that includes Myles Garrett (11 sacks), Olivier Vernon (7 sacks) and former Jets DT Sheldon Richardson (4.5 sacks). Always up for a challenge, the 6-7, 363-pound Becton wants to face the best.
“He’s a real good player, really explosive,” Becton said of Garrett. “He has different tools in his toolbox, he does different things, so there’s a lot of things I’ve got to key in on, hone in on, try to find a slight bit of weakness to give myself the advantage.”
Gase added of Garrett: “You have to get your hands on him and you have to…