The Browns are expecting a lot out of Baker Mayfield. That's what happens when you make someone the No. 1 overall pick.
The major question is when do they believe Mayfield will begin fulfilling expectations. Often times, No. 1 picks start right away for their teams, but that might not be the case for Mayfield.
Cleveland did sign Tyrod Taylor in the offseason, and the Browns are looking to show as much improvement as possible after going a mind-boggling 1-31 the last two years.
They might not be able to show as much progress being led by a rookie QB. Therefore, Mayfield may have to wait his turn.
ESPN's Pat McManamon, who covers the Browns, was asked for his "early impression" of Mayfield. His answer illustrates the decision the Browns must make.
The Browns don't want Mayfield to start this season and are giving Tyrod Taylor the starter's reps. That's as it should be given the plan, and given Mayfield has a long way to go in learning the NFL game, speed and fundamentals. Status: Too soon to tell.
If we had to guess, Taylor will start the season but while Cleveland should win some games in 2018, they probably aren't a playoff team.
Once they begin to falter and fall out of contention, the job will likely go to Mayfield. The franchise must find out what they have in him as soon as they can.
He'll be the starter in Cleveland, it is just a matter of when.