Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Drafted in 2018 with the No. 1 overall pick, Baker Mayfield is nearing the end of his four-year rookie deal with the Cleveland Browns, and now he's ready to get paid by a franchise cursed with a revolving door of quarterbacks for the past two decades. A round of contract negotiations are on their way for a number of teams to re-sign the generally strong QB class from 2018 -- which includes Mayfield, Josh Allen and 2019 MVP Lamar Jackson. Mayfield's time to strike a new deal with Cleveland is around the corner, but it seems that he has no plans to give the Browns a hometown discount for his services after three seasons together. According to ESPN senior NFL reporter Jeremy Fowler, the franchise has remained both cautious and confident about resigning Mayfield.
Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Lamar Jackson played the hero for the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night against the Cleveland Browns and didn't even need a cape or a mask. Jackson exited the game about halfway through the fourth quarter as he reportedly battled cramps. After Trace McSorley went down with an apparent knee injury, Jackson came in on a 4th down play and threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Marquise Brown for the go-ahead score.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Cleveland. Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield appeared to reignite his budding personal rivalry with ex-Browns head coach and current Cincinnati Bengals consultant Hue Jackson on Sunday during Cleveland's 26-18 win. In the fourth quarter, Mayfield connected with tight end David Njoku on a 66-yard catch and run that sealed the win, with Mayfield then taking three snaps out of the victory formation as the clock wound down. But after the big pass to Njoku, Mayfield was seen running downfield staring at Jackson. The rookie also appeared to backpedal in an effort to get a longer look at Jackson.
They beat the Cincinnati Bengals 35-20 on Sunday, and they did it in style. Rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield played like a star, throwing for 258 yards and 4 touchdowns. It was the first time the Browns have won an away game since 2015, which was the year before the team appointed Hue Jackson to be its head coach. Jackson was fired this season, in October, after leading Cleveland on one of the most unsuccessful runs in NFL history. Just weeks after his exit, the Bengals hired Jackson to be a special coaching assistant, and he was on the Cincinnati sideline during their defeat to the Browns.