Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has taken a beating and battled injuries all season, but it appears last night’s bludgeoning at the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers defense was the final straw.
In his press conference Monday, Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski announced that Mayfield will not play in the team’s season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals next Sunday, and will undergo shoulder surgery “as soon as possible.”
Following the loss to Pittsburgh on Monday night, Mayfield did not rule out skipping the season finale, but did add that he would come to a decision with his agent and family.
“Now it’s time for me to start looking at what’s in the best interest of me and my health,” Mayfield said.
Not only has Mayfield been nursing a torn labrum all season, but the former top pick has also been battling left foot and knee injuries.
The Steelers sacked Mayfield nine times and picked him off twice in the win. He also failed to complete a pass on ten-straight throws.