Baker, Tyrod, and the Pete Carroll way

Andy Benoit of SI is angry at Browns Coach Hue Jackson for saying “Tyrod Taylor’s the starting quarterback of this football team, and that won’t change.” Bonoit writes, "If they actually believe in their scouting process, why not declare [#1 overall draft pick Baker] Mayfield the starter right now?"

John Middlekrauf of the 3 and Out podcast was equally angry at Jackson, but he did not say Mayfield should be installed at #1 on the depth chart. Instead, he observed that the other coaches with high-round quarterbacks will have a chance to compete for the starting job. 

And that's how it should be. Middlekrauf noted Pete Carroll's signed Matt Flynn for lots of money in 2012 but then installed 3rd-round rookie Russell Wilson as the starter because he won the competition during training camp. It was part of Carroll's "compete every day" philosophy, and it's how several positions are decided in training camp unless there's a returning starter who had pro…

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