Browns still planning to start Taylor over Mayfield
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By Ryan Isley

It doesn't matter what the "national hype" might be around Baker Mayfield -- the Cleveland Browns are sticking with Tyrod Taylor as their starting quarterback for 2018.

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Mayfield made his NFL preseason debut Thursday against the New York Giants and went 11-for-20 for 212 yards and two touchdowns, including a couple of plays that reminded some observers of the things the quarterback did during his time at Oklahoma.

With Mayfield showing that he wasn't rattled on the NFL stage, many started to wonder if the Browns might change their initial plan to go with Taylor this season while Mayfield watched and learned from the veteran.

"Nothing's changed," Browns head coach Hue Jackson said. "Tyrod Taylor is our starter. Baker Mayfield is a young, talented player that has a bright, bright future."

New Browns quarterback coach Ken Zampese echoed the third-year head coach.

"He's our guy and that's what it is," Zampese said of Taylor. "To keep bringing it up is the only reason why anybody would put a cloud in anybody's head. So let's get on with him being the guy and let's get on to playing and winning and doing what we are supposed to do and what we are here...



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