Report: Baker Mayfield turned the Browns around, not the 'Perfect Season Parade'

Posted at 1:28 PM, Jan 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-06 13:28:25-05

CLEVELAND — It has been one year since Browns fans marched around First Energy Stadium to make a statement about their frustrations with the team, ESPN reports.

Since the parade, the Browns went from 0-16 to 7-8-1.

The founder of the parade, Chris McNeil, spoke with ESPN about how the parade didn't turn the Browns around, Baker Mayfield did.

“That selection by itself has charted a different direction. Maybe holding the parade put some pressure on ownership, maybe it affected some of the decisions. I don’t know, but I doubt it," McNeil told ESPN.

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Mayfield broke the record for touchdowns during a rookie season and was a big part of the fan base's renewed optimism.

A 'Perfect Season Parade' may never happen again, but hopefully another parade will replace it in a few years if the team can continue to win.