BEREA, Ohio– Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson spoke to members of the media on a conference call Friday afternoon.
The Browns 21-17 win Thursday night against the Jets is only Jackson’s second W as head coach. The last victory was a Christmas Eve miracle in 2016.
Rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield took over for the injured Tyrod Taylor and led the Browns to four scoring drives. Jackson said since the team is off this weekend, he’s saving any announcement about the starting QB for Monday.
“I am going to take my time because I know that I have some time. I will get an opportunity to meet with them here Monday morning and kind of go from there,” Jackson said.
The head coach said Mayfield made tremendous throws and was able to get the ball into playmakers’ hands to demonstrate his hard work and studying has paid off.
“There are some things that he has to clean up obviously. We can’t have the ball out on the ground. There are some progression things that we will work through. Overall for his first game out under the lights in that environment in that situation, he handled all of that extremely well and played well.”