Browns news: Baker Mayfield making progress, per OC Todd Haley
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Browns QB Baker Mayfield making ‘consistent progress,’ according to OC Todd Haley

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The closer that the start of the 2018 regular season draws, the more comfortable that rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield has continued to get within the Cleveland Browns offensive game plan.

This has led to the coaching voicing more encouraging comments in his direction in regards to what he has shown in training camp and the preseason. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley stated on Wednesday that Mayfield has shown continued progress in his development in his transition to playing at the next level, according to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.

Mayfield displayed much promise in his performance in the preseason opener against the New York Giants last week as he completed 11-of-20 passes for 212 yards along with a pair of touchdown passes. He had shown plenty of poise and confidence in his ability on the field that saw him make a few impressive throws that included a strong accurate throw in the back of the end zone in traffic for a 10-yard touchdown passes to tight end David Njoku.

Although he has shown progress in his development, the Browns have remained firm that Tyrod Taylor will get the first crack at the starting job. Taylor looked poised and ready in that first preseason game completing all five of his passes for 99 yards including a 36-yard strike to Njoku for a touchdown. The starting job is firmly in his grasp at this point that should carry over to the start of the regular season.

However, these next few weeks could be an opportunity for Mayfield to further acquiesce himself on the practice field and against live action in the preseason.