CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Baker Mayfield and the Browns will certainly be showcased a few times in prime time this season, and their first appearance could come opening weekend in Foxboro.
The NFL announced on Monday that the Bears and Packers will kick off the season on Thursday Night Football, September 5th. That slot usually goes to the defending Super Bowl champs, but the league wants to have two historic franchises battling it out in celebration of its 100th season.
That moves the Patriots to Sunday night, and a possible marquee matchup between legendary quarterback Tom Brady and Mayfield, one of the most dynamic young quarterbacks in the league.
The Browns will play in New England this season. Why not have them take on the champs, in prime time, right out of the gate?
The Kansas City Chiefs will also play in Foxboro, and a rematch of the dramatic AFC Championship Game that ended with a Patriots win in overtime may be too enticing for the schedule-makers to pass up.
Plus, the Browns have also been rumored to open the season on Monday Night Football in Arizona.
But a Baker vs. Brady matchup, in prime time, is certainly something to dream about, and it just may happen.