Hue Jackson: Tyrod Taylor “what you want your quarterback to be”

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Baker Mayfield got his first NFL game action on Thursday night and threw a pair of touchdown passes during a performance that led to plenty of positive reviews once he left the game.

Before he entered the game, Tyrod Taylor made some praise-worthy plays of his own. Taylor went 5-of-5 for 99 yards and a touchdown over the first two Cleveland possessions and coach Hue Jackson found things beyond his play on the field that

“[I like] the way he comes into the locker room, the way he gets his teammates ready to play and rallying our guys as we go out there on the field,” Jackson said, via “That’s what you want your quarterback to be. The thing I love about him is he’s the same guy all the time — very calm, understands what the situation is and knows how to go play. It just feels like a big-time NFL quarterback. That’s what he is.”

Opinions certainly vary on that last point, but even with Mayfield playing well there’s nothing to suggest that Taylor is going to be anything but the Browns’ starter come September.

29 responses to “Hue Jackson: Tyrod Taylor “what you want your quarterback to be”

  1. Mayfield played very well last night. If he isn’t the Browns starter soon, then they will have wasted another top draft pick.

  2. I like them both. I say let it by TT’s job to lose. “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” That’s not a detraction from Mayfield. Does anybody think the Packers regret having allowed Aaron Rodgers to sit for three years? ‘-05 ‘-06 ’07? That’s right; it doesn’t matter at all in 2018. The franchise is better off because they were patient and played the best player at the most important position. In their case that happened to be a future Hall-of-Famer and franchise legend.

    Tyrod may or may not be Canton bound (probably not) but has played quite well for three seasons after hardly seeing the field for three in Baltimore. Nothing observed over three seasons + one game makes me think that Tyrod isn’t more suited to captain an offense this week, this month, this year.

  3. Taylor will start, but as soon as he loses a couple of games the fans will be clamoring for Mayfield… It’s just how the NFL works.

  4. T-Mobile is a great example of 2 things: professionalism and not killing your team with bad decisions & turnovers. Compare that to the QB rooms the Browns have had in the past 2 years and you can understand Hue’s relief.

    Tyrod is elevating the team from the basement. Let him do that for a while and then Baker can elevate the team to hopefully greater heights.

  5. I watched the first episode of Hard Knocks last night and maybe it’s just me, but I thought Hue Jackson really came off as a self-absorbed tool. I’ve watched all the Hard Knocks over the years and this is the first time I ever felt a really negative vibe from a head coach.

    Given Jackson’s “I’m the boss and you’re not” power pitch to Todd Haley’s legitimate comment about giving players time off when they should be practicing, I fear it’s going to be yet another miserable year for the long-suffering Browns fans in the Factory of Sadness. I hate to see that happen for the fans, too, because they just don’t deserve this kind of misery year after year after year.

  6. Hue, you’re 1-31 and Hard Knocks is further exposing you. Pull a George Costanza and do everything the opposite for a while and see how that works.

  7. Sounds like Hue believes in TT so much he’s setting the stage for a trade so that Mayfield can play. Mayfield is impressing me…how many others can walk-on at TWO D-1 schools, start and then win a Heisman?

  8. Waiting to see how the people who troll every Tyrod Taylor article to tell everyone how he’s a dink and dunker who can’t make big throws spins this considering he average 19.8 yards per throw and had a perfect QB rating doing it.

  9. I’m not a Hue Jackson fan but I thought he came across well in Hard Knocks. Maybe a little too player friendly. Haley is the one, to me, who came across as kind of a jerk. He just looks like he thinks he should be the HC and not Jackson.

  10. Until two games from now, when he has a bad game, and you bench him for Mayfield. Then three games later Mayfield has a bad game and you bench him for Taylor…

    Never seen such a revolving door at QB as Hue’s teams. How can the players rally around that?

  11. Another interesting footnote is how well Njoku played. Not only did he have a few nice catches (2 for TDs) but he also ran down a return man on special teams and made one hell of a single man tackle. If the team is willing to play this hard, they might give a few contenders a headache. Also I hope im not just getting hooked and over optimistic about what I saw.

  12. and didn’t the browns win preseason last year, 4-0?

    and that turned out how well, again?

    P.T. Barnum was right, there’s a sucker born every minute…

  13. waldoampere says:
    August 10, 2018 at 10:19 am
    Mayfield looked good.
    Hang on to that memory. He’ll be in the CFL in a year or two.

  14. BM is so much better than TT, if the browns lose their first four games by a point or two, it will be a shame. attention browns fans: tyrod taylor can’t make the throws that mayfield will make routinely. you better pray you can run the ball because believing TT will pass you to wins is a fantasy.

  15. People need to get off Hugh Jackson’s back for a while. He just lost his brother and mother. He’s allowed to be a bit testy, would you not say?

  16. Tyrod Taylor is our QB. The man is a consummate professional, he had a PERFECT QB rating last night, and he’s a playoff QB LAST YEAR, on a team that has less talent than this one. Mayfield looks tremendous. But let him sit for a whole year. He’s not going to lose his talent; he’s only going to gain maturity and experience and reps. Taylor looks fantastic and he sets a great example. I think we can win with him.

  17. everyone loses family, regrettably, but that is a completely separate issue;

    no one goes 0-16 after 1-15 and gets to keep their job, testy or no, unless they are or should be in witness protection;

  18. Waiting to see how the people who troll every Tyrod Taylor article to tell everyone how he’s a dink and dunker who can’t make big throws spins this considering he average 19.8 yards per throw and had a perfect QB rating doing it.


    Wait until the bullets start flying for real. After watching TT for a couple of very frustrating seasons, he will revert back to the QB that won’t throw the ball to wide open receivers. Will seldom pass over the middle ( where many of the big plays come from ). Doesn’t read defenses well. Looks at one receiver and if he’s not open he runs. (which he’s very good at) NOT what you want in an NFL QB. The Bills have 3 pretty good QBs now. A definite improvement.

  19. And “for what it’s worth”: the Browns went 0-4 in the 2016 preseason and won 1 game, then they went 4-0 last pre-season and lost 16 straight, so the pre-season means nothing in predicting what they might do in the regular season! I will say this, I know it was the first game of the preseason but they looked better last night than they’ve looked in a long time and I think the biggest down fall the Browns have to get over is keeping 1-31 Hue!

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