For most of the first half, Tyrod Taylor was under center for the Browns, but after suffering a head injury late in the second quarter, Browns coach Hue Jackson was left with no choice but to put in Mayfield.
The Cleveland Browns didn't look like they're going to end their lengthy winless streak on Thursday against the New York Jets at home, at least in the first half, when they found themselves down 14-3 heading into the dugout for the halftime break.
Excitement was in the air on Thursday night in Cleveland, and everyone wanted in on the action.
After scoring his second touchdown of the game to give the Jets a 14-0 lead over the Browns, Crowell celebrated by wiping the football on his butt and then throwing it into the crowd. Taylor was taken to the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion, and he was ruled out for the game. Taylor had a miserable game before his exit, completing only 4 of 14 passes for 19 yards while being sacked four times.
Former Oklahoma star and No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield is now in the game as a result of the injury to Taylor.
He led the Browns to a field goal on his debut drive. Mayfield's lone miscue was a fumble recovered by the offense.
That meant it was Mayfield's time. He also added a two-point conversion catch.