Baker Mayfield Placed on COVID-19 List; Will Return to Practice on Wednesday

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November 9, 2020 3:59 am

The 2020 NFL season has been a bag of mixed results for Baker Mayfield-led Cleveland Browns. In his debut season, Kevin Stefanski has led the AFC North franchise to a 5-3 record as we approach Week 9.

The Browns are third in the AFC North Division table this year behind the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens. Despite their inspired form in recent weeks, franchise quarterback Baker Mayfield has been subject to immense criticism from NFL pundits and analysts.

Oct 18, 2020; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws a pass against pressure from Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Mike Hilton (28) during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The former Heisman Trophy winner has thrown for 1,500 yards with 15 passing TDs to his name against seven interceptions. However, he will be out of team practice sessions for the next three days after coming in close contact with a person who tested positive for coronavirus.

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Baker Mayfield ruled out until Wednesday due to COVID-19 protocols

As per NFL insider Mike Garafolo, Mayfield will sit out team practice sessions until Wednesday. The former Oklahoma Sooner reportedly met with a COVID-19 positive individual.

Because of this, he will be placed on the COVID-19/Reserved list in the buildup to Week 10 in accordance with NFL COVID-19 protocols. The Browns are currently in a bye week.

Oct 11, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) warms up before the game between the Cleveland Browns and the Indianapolis Colts at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The franchise is already without star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. who is out for the remainder of the season with an ACL tear. There are rumors about a potential OBJ trade deal in the 2021 offseason. The former New York Giants star has endured two injury-filled seasons in Cleveland and is reportedly looking to move to greener pastures.

Kevin Stefanski’s boys will go up against Deshaun Watson’s Houston Texans next weekend. They are in desperate need of a win if they want to push for a higher spot in the AFC North Division table.

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