Hue Jackson reiterates that Tyrod Taylor is the starting quarterback

AP

No matter how many times he’s asked or how well Baker Mayfield performs, Browns coach Hue Jackson insists he won’t change his mind. Barring injury, Tyrod Taylor will begin the season as the team’s starting quarterback.

It is not an open competition despite the No. 1 overall pick “exceeding expectations.”

“No, I do not have temptation that way. No,” Jackson said Monday, via quotes distributed by the team. “Baker Mayfield is doing great. Tyrod Taylor is doing great. This thing is going to play out just like I told you it would. I am not going to change. I think that you guys are judging every day what happens and ‘this might happen; that might happen.’ No. I am not like that. We are going to grow our football team. We are going to grow our quarterbacks. Tyrod Taylor is our quarterback. Baker Mayfield is competing and getting better each and every day, still learning the National Football League. Has done a really nice job of learning our system and improving every day. Tyrod Taylor has too, and so has Drew Stanton. We have a really good room. I am excited about our room.”

The better question might be: Who begins the season as the Browns’ No. 2 quarterback? Will Mayfield beat out Stanton for the job?

Former No. 1 overall pick Tim Couch encouraged the Browns to have patience with Mayfield. They didn’t show patience with Couch, and no one will ever know how that impacted his career.

15 responses to “Hue Jackson reiterates that Tyrod Taylor is the starting quarterback

  1. Tyrod’s TD to INT ratio was 51-16 in Buffalo, throwing to LeSean McCoy and a bunch of third-rate receivers. It’s scary to think what he’ll do on a team with some legitimate starters on his offense for a change.

  2. Tyrod may not make many mistakes…..but he won’t do enough to win many games either. Given that the team is 1-31 over the past two seasons then what is the downside of playing Mayfield?

  3. I agree Taylor will start the first game for the Browns against the Steelers. But after that, I can’t say. I know Mayfield will start games this year; when I can’t tell. But rest assure, Maayfield will be the starting QB before the 8th game of the season.

  4. jeremycrowhurst says:
    July 30, 2018 at 6:58 pm
    Tyrod’s TD to INT ratio was 51-16 in Buffalo, throwing to LeSean McCoy and a bunch of third-rate receivers. It’s scary to think what he’ll do on a team with some legitimate starters on his offense for a change.
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    Those third rate receivers were open ALL THE TIME. Tyrod could have Jerry Rice, Calvin Johnson and Antonio Brown and still put up pedestrian numbers. He can’t go through progressions, he won’t use the middle of the field, he can’t throw receivers open. But hey! He does hold onto the ball pretty well, which usually results in coverage sacks. Somebody else’s trash won’t smell better on a different curbside.

  5. Typhoid Taylor is the starting quarterback for a team that went 0-16, says the coach of the perfect season last year and is 1-31 over two years and has ruined half a dozen young quarterbacks over that time;

    i’m sure 31 other defensive coordinators are shaking in their boots;

    from laughter;

  6. “the better question might be: Who begins the season as the Browns’ No. 2 quarterback?
    uhhh…. no charean…. the better question might be: how long will it take before it’s unquestionably obvious that mayfield is heads and shoulders the better quarterback?

  7. george1859 says:
    July 30, 2018 at 6:46 pm
    Oh Hue, just stop talking…
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    “No matter how many times he’s asked…Browns coach Hue Jackson insists he won’t change his mind.” It’s literally the first sentence in the article…he’s being asked. Should he just say “no comment”? Then, everyone would criticize him for not talking.

  8. Im sure Hue remembers Carson Palmer sitting a whole year after being picked #1. Fans didnt like it then either. Ask Carson how that goes!

  9. jeremycrowhurst
    Jul 30, 2018, 6:58 PM EDT
    Tyrod’s TD to INT ratio was 51-16 in Buffalo, throwing to LeSean McCoy and a bunch of third-rate receivers. It’s scary to think what he’ll do on a team with some legitimate starters on his offense for a change.
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    This is old. Woods looked good in LA and Goodwin looked great in SanFrancisco. Clay is a decent TE he also had one of the best lines in the league and a HOF caliber RB.
    He’s undersized, lacks vision and can’t make all the throws.
    Mayfield will be the starter sooner than later.

  10. Love the name, Typhoid Taylor.

    This guy has no game, few skills, and even fewer wins as a starting QB.

    He was mediocre at best at Virginia Tech. I know there is only one reason he’s in the NFL. Black Lives Matter.

  11. LOL, what, was Black Lives Matter Typhoid Taylor’s agent team coming out of the draft?

    are you trying to draw a parallel between this and LGBTQ advocacy groups cajoling the NFL to draft a middling-talented Micheal Sam?

    could any two things possibly have a more distant apogee and perigee?

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