Coach Jackson officially names Baker Mayfield as starting QB

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Browns Coach Hue Jackson has officially named rookie Baker Mayfield the Cleveland Browns’ week 4 starting quarterback.

Reports previously said Jackson was waiting until Monday to announce the starter for Cleveland’s game against the Oakland Raiders until after he met with Mayfield and veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

ESPN said that Jackson gave his players the weekend off and didn’t want to make the announcement without talking to them first.

Taylor suffered an injury, resulting in a concussion, in Thursday’s game against the New York Jets and was removed from the game.

Mayfield was called in to replace him and helped the Browns come back from a 14-point deficit and ultimately resulting in their first regular season win since December 2016.

According to ESPN, Taylor is expected to clear concussion protocol this week.

**You can catch Baker Mayfield make his first NFL start on FOX 8. The Browns head to the west coast to take on the winless Oakland Raiders. It’s NFL football on FOX — this Sunday at 4 p.m.**

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