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Browns' No. 2 QB Keenum admires Mayfield's 'gutsiest' season

Case Keenum, Baker Mayfield, Kevin Stefanski
Posted at 8:05 PM, Jan 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-05 20:05:43-05

CLEVELAND — Case Keenum had a front-row seat to watch Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield play through injuries this season.

Keenum, who made one start so Mayfield could let his left shoulder heal, said he's never seen a tougher performance by an NFL quarterback.

Keenum is starting Sunday's season finale against Cincinnati since Mayfield is opting to skip the game to undergo surgery and have a torn labrum in his left shoulder repaired.

Keenum is embracing the chance to make his second start and said all of Cleveland's backups are eager to put a positive finish on a disappointing season.