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The Cleveland Browns Have Confirmed Their Starting Quarterback

A Cleveland Browns helmet sitting on the field.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 11: A Cleveland Browns helmet rests on the field prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Browns 29-10. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

The Cleveland Browns have named their starting quarterback. Although it comes as no surprise, former Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor will begin the 2018 season as the Browns starting quarterback.

That leaves Baker Mayfield as the No. 2. The No. 1 pick in the 2018 draft will sit for at least the beginning of the year and develop.

Browns head coach Hue Jackson has been bullish on the fact that Taylor will be the team's starter for some time now. General manager John Dorsey confirmed the news on Wednesday.

Here's what they had to say.

The question now becomes how long is the leash for Taylor? If he struggles early, does Cleveland go to their No. 1 pick in Mayfield?

Generally first round quarterbacks don't sit for long. However, Tyrod Taylor has proved he's capable of being a starter in this league. It may be some time before we see Baker Mayfield at the NFL level.

Cleveland opens the season at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers.