It's official: Baker Mayfield is the Browns' new starting quarterback

Posted: 5:24 PM, Sep 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-24 17:10:32Z

The Cleveland Browns officially named Baker Mayfield as the starting quarterback on Monday.

Browns coach Hue Jackson announced Mayfield as the starting quarterback after a meeting with the team’s current starter, Tyrod Taylor, who was injured in Thursday night’s game against the Jets, ESPN reported. Taylor was replaced by Mayfield , who helped the Browns come back from a 14-point deficit and win their first game since Dec. 24, 2016.

Jackson had publicly said he would wait until Monday to announce the starter for Cleveland’s next game against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, Sept. 30, according to the ESPN report. He said he did not want to announce his starter without talking to his players first.

Taylor is expected to clear the concussion protocol this week, according to ESPN.