The Facts: In the aftermath of a disappointing 2019 season, the Browns' onus going forward as it relates to Mayfield is for the former No. 1 overall pick to become a slimmer and trimmer version. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday morning that heading into 2020, an important focus for the Browns will be Mayfield's fitness and body makeup.
Diehards Line: According to Rapoport, Mayfield's approach ahead of his second NFL season in 2019 was to bulk up and he, in turn, lost some quickness. Never exactly regarded for having phenomenal mobility, Mayfield still was noticeably slower when he scrambled. Rapoport adds the emphasis for Mayfield will be on him being in better shape overall along with being faster. As NFL.com's Grant Gordon noted, change is afoot in Cleveland with new coach Kevin Stefanski and general manager Andrew Berry leading the way. And it seems one hopeful change is how Mayfield will look when the season comes around and then perhaps how he will perform.