The Daily Dawg Tags brings you all the Cleveland Browns news that you need to know, including Hue Jackson saying Tyrod Taylor is staying in Cleveland.
With Mayfield taking the helm at quarterback, it is very unlikely Taylor will play any valuable snaps in a Browns uniform again, unless something happens to Mayfield.
Since Taylor will only be Mayfield’s backup, it led to some thinking that the Browns should consider trading Taylor.
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One team that would make a lot of sense would be the San Francisco 49ers, who just lost starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo for the season with a torn ACL.
But before those rumors could even get ignited, Browns head coach Hue Jackson made it clear that Taylor has a valuable role in Cleveland and will not be traded.
In today’s featured article, Jackson explains why keeping Taylor is important and how he can help in Mayfield’s transition.
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"Taylor struggled before suffering a concussion with 3:01 to play in the second quarter and remains in the league’s protocol. When he returns to the field, there is no doubt, head coach Hue Jackson said, that the 29-year-old remains a part of the team’s plans."
Despite Taylor’s struggles this season, he and Drew Stanton will play vital roles in helping Mayfield get acclimated quicker than most rookies. And if something were to happen, Taylor fits better as a backup quarterback compared to being the starter.
The Browns made the inevitable news of starting Mayfield over Taylor official following Monday’s practice. Despite it being obvious that Mayfield would be named the starter, Jackson wanted to wait until Monday to not disrespect Taylor.
"Browns defensive lineman Chris Smith is in agreement with his former Bengals teammate, safety George Iloka, about the league’s new rules regarding roughing the passer."
Although many anticipated the NFL’s new lowering the helmet rule to be the most controversial calls this season, the penalties for hitting the quarterback have easily taken the cake. The Browns were given the raw end of the deal Week 1, and many players are speaking out about the rule.
The Browns got off to a slow start to the season and dampened a lot of the excitement around the team. But with Mayfield under center now, he could single-handedly change the expectations for the rest of the Browns season.