Browns QB Baker Mayfield in 2019. Dec 8, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) questions a fumble recovery call during the first quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

On Sunday, the Cleveland Browns are scheduled to take on the Las Vegas Raiders. However, thanks to a slew of COVID-19 positive tests, the question of whether or not that game will be postponed is being asked.

The Browns, in particular, and being decimated by positive tests. Tuesday, they announced that wide receiver Jarvis Landry and tight end Austin Hooper were among eight players that were on the COVID list. Wednesday morning,  the team announced head coach Kevin Stefanski also tested positive for COVID.

Now comes word that quarterback Baker Mayfield has tested positive and the Browns now have 14 players on the reserve/COVID list just from the last two days.

As for Mayfield, as a vaccinated player, he might still be able to play if he is able to produce two negative tests between today and Saturday.

In the meantime, he reportedly feels “completely normal.” If Mayfield can’t go, Case Keenum will get the start for Cleveland.

There has been a sharp uptick in positive COVID cases in the last couple of weeks, not just in the NFL but in the other major leagues as well. The rise in cases involving the Omicron variant is being pointed to.

We’ll see if any of these cases end up causing one of Sunday’s games to be canceled, but in the meantime, the news about the Cleveland Browns certainly has NFL folks talking on social media.

The timing of all this is pretty bad for the Browns, who are one game back of the Baltimore Ravens for the AFC North lead and close to contending for a wild card berth at 7-6. We’ll see if the league decides to push the game, especially if we hear about more positive cases.

[Adam Schefter]

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