This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, as Mayfield led the Browns to a come-from-behind win over the Jets and looked really impressive in relief of Tyrod Taylor, who suffered a concussion.
Taylor is expected to clear the concussion protocol next week, but he’ll operate as the team’s No. 2 quarterback moving forward.
Mayfield, 23, was taken with the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft by the Browns. Mayfield signed a four-year, $32,816,604 contract that includes a $21,946,620 signing bonus.
In 2018, Mayfield has appeared in one game for the Browns and completed 73.9 percent of his passes for 201 yards, no touchdowns or interceptions.