Baker Mayfield took the field for the first time in a regular-season NFL game as Tyrod Taylor's replacement in Thursday's game against the Jets.
Taylor suffered a concussion and was forced to go leave the game in the second quarter. He was ruled out for the remainder of the game.
The Browns used the No. 1 pick in 2018 on the quarterback from Oklahoma, but coach Hue Jackson said the plan for this season was to go with Taylor as the starting quarterback.
In the first two games this season, Taylor completed 52.9% of his passes for 443 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Both of his touchdowns came inside the final two minutes of their prevvious games and tied the score.
In Thursday's contest, Taylor was four-for-14 for 19 yards and was sacked three times for a loss of 22 yards.
In Mayfield's first drive of his career, he went three-for-four for 47 yards and fumbled the ball the one time he was sacked. Cleveland recovered the fumble and was able to get a field goal for its first points of the game to make the score 14-3 in favor of New York.
Mayfield went on to lead Cleveland on another scoring drive in the second half to make it 14-6. On the Browns' next possession after that field goal, they marched down the field for a Carlos Hyde touchdown, and then Mayfield tied the game by catching a two-point conversion from Jarvis Landry.
The Jets answered with a field goal after a long drive, but then Mayfield and Cleveland responded once more. Hyde scored his second touchdown of the game and the Browns took a 21-17 lead that they were able to hold onto as they earned their first win in 635 days.
Mayfield went 17-for-23 for 201 yards on the night.
After the game, Jackson said he will need to "watch the tape" before deciding on who will be the starting quarterback going forward.
The 1-1-1 Browns face the Raiders on the road next week.