Cleveland Browns have moved on from Hue Jackson but the beef between Jackson and Cleveland Brown quarterback Baker Mayfield still pops up.
On Skip and Shannon Undisputed, Mayfield was asked if he felt Jackson was against him from jump and the issue lingered throughout the season.
“No, it wasn’t anything like that,” Mayfield said, “If you’re not with us in Cleveland, your against us. And we have divisional rivals – and that’s how I feel about it. If you don’t like that, then you probably don’t realize what type of game football is.”
After Jackson’s firing, Gregg Williams took over and went 5-3 for the remainder of the season. Even still, the Browns hired Freddie Kitchens as their new head coach.
“We have a very talented team. You can sense that when I got there,” Mayfield said.
Tyrod Taylor was the starting quarterback for the Browns until he was injured in Week 3 and Mayfield took over giving the Browns their first win sine 2016. If Mayfield started from the season opener, would the Browns have made it to the playoffs?
“Everything happens for a reason,” Mayfield said. The Browns ended up third in the AFC North being two games behind the Pittsburgh Steelers and three games behind the Baltimore Ravens who went to the playoffs.
“I played the waiting game. Learned from Tyrod and I’m thankful for being in that situation.
It’s becoming more and more interesting in the AFC North. The Ravens are letting Lamar Jackson take the lead, Steelers have a soap opera show with Antonio Brown and LeVeon Bell and the Bengals have a injury plagued quarterback. As of right now, Browns seem to be the only team that’s well-balanced.