Browns coach Hue Jackson will let his team enjoy the spoils of victory before naming a starting quarterback.
Jackson said he won't make any decisions at the position until Monday following Thursday night's 21-17 win over the Jets, a game in which rookie signal caller Baker Mayfield came off the bench to lead Cleveland to its first win since Christmas Eve 2016.
"I think that until I'm able to talk to the players will I officially say where I am with that," Jackson said Friday on a conference call, adding he's given his players the weekend off.
Mayfield, who replaced injured starter Tyrod Taylor late in the second quarter, passed for 201 yards on 17-of-23 throws in a storybook regular-season debut in which he looked every bit like a No. 1 NFL Draft pick.
Taylor, named the team's starter on March 15, struggled before sustaining a concussion with 3:01 to play before halftime and remains in the league's protocol. Taylor, a three-year starter for the Bills, was traded to Cleveland this past spring.
Jackson said he'll handle a potential change at the quarterback with care. Before Thursday night, the Browns long expressed a desire to sit Mayfield, the former Oklahoma star and Heisman Trophy winner, behind Taylor this fall. The youngster's near-brilliant performance against New York could change that.
"All of those decisions, I think those are always on the plate of the head coach. You have to think through them and how you will go about them," Jackson said.
"At the end of the day, every player in our locker room knows that everything we do is about winning. How you present things, how you put things out and how you prepare the guys for the decision that you make, are very important to a locker room."
With more than a week until a road trip to Oakland, Jackson said he'll take the weekend to evaluate Mayfield, Taylor and what's best for the team.
"We're all going to know soon enough on Monday," he said. "I think that you guys all feel good about where things are headed, so let's just wait and see and go from there."