On Sunday afternoon, the Cleveland Browns hosted Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks in a battle of much-hyped teams heading into the 2019 season.
It’s worked out for Wilson and company, who moved to 5-1 with a 32-28 win over the Browns.
For Cleveland, however, the first six games of the season have not gone as planned.
To make matters worse for the Browns, starting quarterback Baker Mayfield suffered a hip injury during the contest. He didn’t miss a snap, but was forced into the locker room to get checked out by trainers.
On Tuesday, Mayfield didn’t see the practice field, raising questions about his availability coming off of the team’s bye week. Head coach Freddie Kitchens made it clear Mayfield won’t miss games with the injury.
Kitchens said there was “no doubt” Mayfield will play against the New England Patriots in Week 8, via Cleveland.com.
“He’ll be in better shape physically and he’ll be in a better place mentally too. We’ve got to get him ready to play the last 10 games.”
Mayfield has struggled this season after setting the rookie passing touchdown record in 2018.
He leads the league in interceptions through six weeks and is No. 32 in passer rating among qualified quarterbacks. His season won’t get any easier when the Browns take on the No. 1 defense in the NFL in Week 8.