Browns Quarterback Baker Mayfield Is Out Against The Raiders

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is officially out Monday against the Raiders.

Mayfield was recently placed on the league’s COVID-19 list, and there had been hope that with the game getting bumped from Saturday to Monday, he might test out of protocols. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

However, it didn’t happen. According to Tom Pelissero, Mayfield and Case Keenum both failed to test out of the protocols. That means Nick Mullens will start Monday against the Raiders.

This is a very tough break for the Browns. They need all the help they can get right now as they fight for a playoff spot with a 7-6 record.

There is virtually no room for more losses and the Browns will now have to take the field with a third string quarterback against a Raiders team that is more than capable of running it up on them.

Can Nick Mullens lead Cleveland to a victory? Without a doubt. He is talented and has plenty of experience. He’s also the third string quarterback for a reason.

If he was the team’s best option, he’d be starting. Instead, he’s playing because the two guys ahead of him have tested positive for COVID-19.

You can catch the game at 5:00 EST on the NFL Network. It should be very interesting to see what happens.