Mayfield looks good, but Taylor is still Browns' starting QB, says Jackson

He may have been the number one pick in the NFL draft, but Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson has insisted Baker Mayfield will not be the team's starting quarterback.

Jackson felt Mayfield looked good at his first rookie minicamp on Friday, but offseason acquisition Tyrod Taylor is still pegged as his starter for 2018. 

"I'm not going to back off of this,'' Jackson said, per 

"We can keep writing this narrative, Tyrod Taylor's the starting quarterback of this football team, and that won't change."

Experience and results in the NFL are the difference, according to Jackson. 

Taylor is 22-20 as a starter, all in the past three years with the Buffalo Bills, who he led to the playoffs last season. 

"Tyrod has demonstrated every day what it's like to be a starting quarterback in the National Football League," Jackson said. 

"I want some of that to rub off on [Mayfield] so he can see firsthand what it means to play quarterback in the National Football League. Baker doesn't know. The thing I like about the young man, he's going to do the work. I truly believe that.

"He has a lot of characteristics that we love. That's why he's here. But let's make sure we pump our brakes a little bit, because he's got a ways to go and a lot to learn.

"I'm very excited about him. It was a good first day, but he's got a ways to go."

Day two of the rookie minicamp is Saturday.

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