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Baker Mayfield has been selected as the Cleveland Browns' week 4 starting quarterback. This is the obvious decision for the Browns, considering Mayfield just gave them their first victory in 635 days against the New York Jets. This may not come as much of a shock to most people who have been keeping up with Mayfield's career, but I am a little surprised it wasn't announced earlier.
The Browns have had a laughably bad reputation lately. When your entire home city gets together to "celebrate" a perfect season of losing, you know you're in a bad situation. I'm really hoping this is the change they need to boost their moral, and I think it is. When a key player such as the quarterback is changed in a team, all other positions have no choice but to change how they see and play the game.
I also have to hand it to the coach, Hue Jackson. I've seen some pretty nasty treatment of starter-to-bench qbs (49ers Alex Smith....), but he handled the situation perfectly. It would have been a little disrespectful to Tyrod Taylor to go forward with with this while he was in concussion protocal. As we all know, it's going to be really tough for Taylor to get back in starter position after Mayfield takes over.