Baker Mayfield began his NFL career with the Carolina Panthers.

At the start of Sunday's season opener, the former Cleveland Browns quarterback was playing exceptionally well for the Browns.

Mayfield struggled mightily in Week 1, batting down a few passes, bobbling two snaps, missing on his receivers, and even gifting his old friends a turnover.

Less than three minutes into the second quarter, Mayfield blasted a pass right into the arms of Browns safety Grant Delpit instead of wideout Shi Smith, who was his intended target.

The offence had -1 (yep, -1) passing yards in the opening 15 minutes of play prior to the pick.

For a total of seven yards, Mayfield had completed four of his seven passes.

Cleveland profited following the selection. Browns running back Kareem Hunt was able to score a touchdown on a 1-yard reception thanks to field position and a 34-yard pass interference call on CB CJ Henderson.

Fortunately, even after Hunt scored another six points on a 24-yard run, there was still some hope.

Late in the first half, Mayfield showed signs of improvement as he guided the Panthers on a six-play, 75-yard scoring drive, which was highlighted by tight end Ian Thomas 50-yard catch and run.

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