We’re still a few months away from the start of the 2018 NFL regular season. Teams have started mandatory practices, yet still a few players have decided to hold out.
Two players not holding out are fighting for a starting job. Cleveland Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor and Baker Mayfield are battling it out to see who will lead the team on the field in 2018.
Head coach Hue Jackson made it clear before training camp that Tyrod Taylor would be the starter. After several weeks of practices, that decision seems to be cemented.
New offensive coordinator Todd Haley, formerly of the division rival Pittsburgh Steelers, commented on the team’s No. 1 pick: Baker Mayfield.
Here’s what he had to say to Mary Cay Cabot of Cleveland.com, via Bleacher Report:
“(Mayfield) has a long way to go,” Haley said. “I’d say it’s clear that Tyrod is the leader of this team. That is a big component of that position, also. What I will say is probably in my career, this is one of the best if not the best quarterbacks rooms in general that I’ve had.”
It’s not surprising to see Taylor leading the quarterback battle. The former Virginia Tech star started for the Buffalo Bills for the past three seasons.
Will Baker Mayfield see the field in 2018? We’ll just have to wait and see.