Hue Jackson Insists Taylor is Still Browns' Starter

However, since the selection of Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, there has been the continued dialogue about there being a competition for the starting spot.

"It's a mentality that you're not going to take no for an answer", Mayfield said.

"We studied everything", Dorsey said. He'll make about $32.5 million guaranteed over the duration of his rookie contract. Mayfield set NCAA efficiency records and threw for 12,292 yards and 119 touchdowns while rushing for 893 yards and 18 more scores in Norman. "For me being as competitive as I am, the bigger the challenge for me, the better for me". "So when you talk about that, it's earning the respect of the veterans in the locker room". It may just be a matter of letting it all play out over the next few months to see who is the better fit for the franchise as the starter this upcoming season. Maybe, he's helping his confidence?

Head coach Hue Jackson has been adamant that Tyrod Taylor is the starter in Cleveland and that Mayfield will have to bide his time before he gets his chance to lead the offense.

Having passed on Carston Wentz in 2016 and on Deshaun Watson a year ago, the Browns delivered a major surprise by selecting Baker Mayfield from University of Oklahoma at number one when mock drafts had indicated they would pick either Sam Darnold or Josh Allen. "It's a blank slate, and right now I'm not going to get complacent".

Oklahoma is the lone program to produce two quarterbacks this millennium who were picked No. 1 overall, and the only program since the 1940s to produce two No. 1 QB picks in a 10-year period.

Riley predicts success for Mayfield.

Mayfield and Ward were presented with pre-release editions of the limited-run LeBron Soldier I shoes commemorating the Cavaliers star scoring 25 straight points to vanquish the Detroit Pistons in the 2007 National Basketball Association playoffs. "They showed they really wanted him". They could have had anyone in America.

"I'm always going to be cautious with our guys if I think they have a little nick or something", Jackson said.

"Everything I've heard, even when I went on my visit at the Bills, they said the same things about him, he's just an unbelievable guy", Mayfield said.

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