The rookie mark became Mayfield’s with 3:24 left once he threw a 1-yard TD pass into fellow rookie Antonio Callaway. He lent him 27 for the season, one more than Russell Wilson along with Peyton Manning, who’d shared with the record.
Mayfield’s 27 TDs came in 13 starts. He didn’t play the first two games before taking over for a wounded Tyrod Taylor in the third game against the Jets. He has pitched at least one touchdown pass in all 13 of his or her starts.
The TD into Callaway was the next of the game for Mayfield — against the NFL’s top-ranked defense. Formerly, Mayfield had pitched a 28-yard touchdown pass to Breshad Perriman at the first quarter, then tied the mark with a 48-yard throw into Jarvis Landry.
The 13 consecutive games with a touchdown pass ties him together with Brian Sipe and Frank Ryan for fifth in Browns history, one behind Bill Nelsen’s 14-game streak between 1969 and 1970.
Mayfield has thrown for many touchdowns in nine games this season, a listing for a Browns novice and probably the most by a Browns quarterback since Derek Anderson at 2007.
In addition, he possesses team marks for touchdown passes and passing yards by a beginner.