Cleveland Browns Roster Prediction: Quarterback (3)
The Browns quarterback room is pretty solid this season. There’s an unquestioned starter followed by an experienced veteran and a third-stringer who could step in and perform if needed.
Baker Mayfield, Case Keenum, Garrett Gilbert
Baker Mayfield was the No. 1 pick in the 2018 season and despite his struggles last season, he’s still their clear-cut starter in 2020. Some want to create a controversy with Case Keenum but that’s simply not going to happen.
Keenum has plenty of experience in the NFL and even has worked under head coach Kevin Stefanski in the past. That doesn’t mean he will push Mayfield but instead gives them the bets insurance policy they have had in recent memory.
This doesn’t mean Mayfield shouldn’t be on his toes. He did play very well as a rookie but was less than stellar as a sophomore. That means this season will be huge for him as he attempts to prove 2019 was the anomaly and not the other way around. He has seemed more focused and Stefanksi has a track record of getting the most out of his quarterbacks. Still, Mayfield needs to prove it when the games count to shake off the doubters.
Cleveland goes three-deep in this prediction as they keep Garrett Gilbert. The former Orlando Apollos star was the No. 2 quarterback last year for Cleveland and has been playing well in training camp. He should be kept around since he’s familiar with the players and has a good enough arm to move the chains as an emergency option.