Browns are still without Baker Mayfield

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In two days, the Browns face the Packers at Lambeau Field. The Browns still don’t have starting quarterback Baker Mayfield in the building.

Mayfield landed on COVID reserve last Wednesday with a positive test despite being vaccinated. Although the NFL and NFL Players Association agreed on Thursday to change the protocols to make it easier to return, Mayfield still hasn’t been cleared.

On Sunday, Mayfield posted on social media that he has no symptoms and that he was praying for a negative test, so that he could play on Monday against the Raiders. Four days later, he and the Browns are still waiting.

By rule, he’ll return on Saturday at the latest. That’s the same day, however, that the Browns play the Packers at Lambeau Field. If not cleared before Saturday, he’ll have to travel separately to Green Bay and await the automatic green light for his return on the same day as game day. Obviously, it will become harder for him to perform at a high level without the benefit of practice.

Obviously, the Browns need him. At 7-7, another loss could end up being fatal to what once seemed to be a certain playoff appearance.

15 responses to “Browns are still without Baker Mayfield

  1. We’d be better off with Mullens that kid has grit and moxie unseen here in quite some time sure we’d lose but just maybe God willing ?

  2. Looking for an answer here. If he was vaccinated shouldn’t he be eligible to play already. Something isn’t right.

  3. I guess he still tests positive. Too bad but Mullins looked really good. When will people realize Baker is overrated.

  4. I guess he still tests positive. Too bad but Mullins looked really good. When will people realize Baker is overrated. I beleive there are plenty who would agree with that!

  5. This is more like what I’m used to. Let’s tank and get a better draft choice especially now that the GM staff & scouts are decent however if the Browns coach & GM need any more looks at Mayfield to decide to move on then I’m wrong about them too.

  6. Rodgers has barely practiced in weeks and has played better as the year has progressed. Then again Baker is no Rodgers.

  7. wiremans12 says:
    December 23, 2021 at 10:12 am
    We’d be better off with Mullens that kid has grit and moxie unseen here in quite some time sure we’d lose but just maybe God willing ?
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    Grit and moxie not seen around here since…since we drafted Baker Mayfield.

  8. The Browns would be much better off without Mayfield. Mullens and Keenum can do everything Mayfield can but better. Mayfield was a 6th round talent taken at #1 Overall. He is not a good QB.

  9. There were 18 people on that Covid list for the Raiders game and only 2 people have cleared. What is the NFL trying to pull here? They preach integrity of the game, but blown calls and now using “Covid Protocol” to dictate the odds and outcome of games is a really bad look for the NFL.

  10. The NFL’s cash cow, the Patriots have only had 4 players put on the Covid Protocol list the entire season and 3 out of those 4 are INACTIVE players. The NFL really has some explaining to do.

  11. Can’t make the team when out on the covid screams and sadly too in a contract year yet where he has not done much to make the fans n management forget much of the bad stuff n ever lousier luck while the agent talks n prays away for the mega buck contract dreams … S

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