Hue Jackson refuses to name Baker Mayfield as Browns starting quarterback

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For the first time in 635 days, the Cleveland Browns won a football game.

On Thursday night, the Browns defeated the New York Jets 21-17, winning their first game since December 2016 despite their starting quarterback going down injured.

Tyrod Taylor left the game just before half time with a concussion and wasn't able to return to action, leaving Baker Mayfield to pick up the reigns.

Picking up the reigns is what he did as he led the Browns to their first victory in almost two years with 201 passing yards, no touchdowns, and no interceptions.

Mayfield even caught a two-point conversion on a trick play that was very similar to the Philadelphia Eagles' 'Philly Philly' play in the third quarter to tie up the game.

Taylor was ruled out for the game early in the third quarter, finishing the game 4-for-14 for a mere 19 yards. He's now in the concussion protocol.

After what we saw on the field last night, you wouldn't be laughed at if you said the Browns should have the 23-year-old as their starting quarterback moving forward.

However, that's not what Browns head coach Hue Jackson is thinking.

He said, via James Palmer of NFL Media, that he needs to “watch the tape” before deciding on his starting quarterback for Week Four in Oakland against the Raiders.

The decision could be made for him though if Taylor is unable to clear concussion protocol in time for their next game a week on Sunday.

Hue Jackson hasn't decided yet if Baker Mayfield will start for the Browns moving forward

The former Buffalo Bills quarterback hadn't been that impressive prior to entering Week Three's game, having led the Browns to a 0-1-1 record, completing 52.9 percent of pass attempts for 443 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.

After Mayfield led the Browns to their first win in 635 days though, Taylor might not have a starting job to return to once he clears the concussion protocol.

Browns fans have already made their decision. They want the 23-year-old to be their starting quarterback moving forward after his fantastic performance on Thursday night.

However, it will be head coach Jackson that makes the final call before the team's Week Four contest next week against the Raiders.

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