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Browns appear set to switch to Mayfield as starter

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns coach Hue Jackson isn't ready to "officially" make Baker Mayfield his starting quarterback.

Everyone else has.

Jackson said Friday that he'll wait until talking to his players before publicly announcing a decision that seems inevitable after Mayfield replaced injured starter Tyrod Taylor on Thursday night and led Cleveland to its first win since 2016. Taylor is in concussion protocol.

Mayfield, the No. 1 pick in this year's draft, brought the Browns (1-1-1) back from a 14-0 deficit to win 21-17 over the New York Jets and end a 19-game winless streak.

Jackson gave his players the weekend off and will wait until Monday before saying who will start at quarterback on Sept. 30 at Oakland. Jackson gave strong indication during a teleconference that he'll go with Mayfield, telling reporters, "you guys all feel good about where things are headed."

Mayfield completed 17 of 23 passed for 201 yards in just more than a half.


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