Browns' Jackson: Taylor has 'earned the right' to be starting QB
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Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson continues to praise veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

After his team's final minicamp Wednesday, Jackson reiterated his post-draft promise that Taylor would be the Browns starting quarterback even after selecting Baker Mayfield No. 1 overall.

"Tyrod walked in here, I made a commitment to him and he's held up his end of the bargain with not just the way he works but the way he plays and the way he leads,'' Jackson said Wednesday, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. "He's earned the right to be the starting quarterback here."

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Acquired from the Buffalo Bills for a third-round pick in March, Taylor is not thinking about losing his job to Mayfield.

"I feel that (it's my team)," he said. "I never doubted that. It takes time to learn guys on both sides of the ball. It takes time to learn the building, but as far as me commanding and taking control of the huddle, taking control of groups when we're working out and speaking up when stuff needs to be said, I definitely feel comfortable in doing that. I think guys respect that."

Taylor will be tasked with leading Cleveland out of the NFL's cellar in 2018. The Browns have a 1-31 record over the last two seasons.

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