Monday morning could not have gone Baker Mayfield’s manner, however wife Emily is hopeful a Browns win this afternoon will finish what’s been a dizzying few days.
Previous to kickoff in opposition to the Raiders, the Browns quarterback failed to test out of COVID-19 protocols, that means he’d be sitting out a vital AFC matchup. Emily later took to Instagram to deal with the “tremendous irritating” setback.
“Tremendous irritating, since he feels 110%. He did EVERYTHING he may to get that adverse check…. however we will solely management what’s inside our management. And this isn’t a kind of issues,” Emily posted on her Instagram Story.
Mayfield tested positive for COVID-19 final Wednesday, along with head coach Kevin Stefanski. The Browns enter Monday’s recreation with 22 gamers in COVID protocols.
Amid the outbreak, the league pushed Saturday’s recreation between the Raiders and Browns to Monday. Although Mayfield confirmed Sunday night time on social media that he’s “wholesome” and has “had no signs,” he was not taken off the reserve/COVID-19 checklist.
Third-string quarterback Nick Mullens will begin in opposition to the Raiders as Mayfield’s backup, Case Keenum, additionally failed to check out of COVID protocols.
Though Mayfield will probably be sidelined Monday, Emily reassured Browns followers that the quarterback gained’t be watching this all-important recreation alone.
“You higher imagine we’ll be cheering LOUD from our sofa. Our guys can get it finished!!” Emily continued. “Let’s present them what we’re fabricated from and take that #1 spot within the AFC North.”
Presently, the Bengals and Ravens are tied at 8-6 within the AFC North standings, adopted by the Browns in third at 7-6. The Steelers, 7-6-1, are final within the division, however solely a half recreation again of first.