Two weeks ago, coach Hue Jackson said he'd have a "heck of a decision'' to make at backup quarterback if Tyrod Taylor went down early on in the season.
The answer came Thursday night against the Eagles when Taylor left the game in the first quarter with a left hand injury. Jackson didn't even hesitate to send Mayfield into the game.
As the story went on to say, HC Hue Jackson backed off a little because he has yet to make it official to the team he said. Mayfield is expected to play in the team's final preseason game.