A lot of people ridiculed the Cleveland Browns when
they selected Baker Mayfield with the number one overall pick in
this year’s NFL draft. But they may not be laughing so much after
all-time great and current New Orleans quarterback threw his
opinion into the mix.
“I think he can be a lot better than me,”
Brees said on a conference call with reporters (via ESPN). “Man,
he’s got all the tools. He’s more athletic, he probably can run
around better, he’s got a stronger arm. Listen, he’s got all
That’s quite the praise. But it’s not coming from just
anybody. It’s coming from a man who has led the league in passing
seven times, thrown for 70,000 yards and tossed 491 touchdowns to
go along with a Super Bowl ring and Super Bowl MVP trophy.In three
seasons at Oklahoma, Mayfield completed 69.8% of his passes. He
also threw for 12,292 yards, 119 TDs and just 21 INTs. All the
while, racking up 893 yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground.
That’s the athleticism Brees is talking about. The Saints play Mayfield’s team on Sunday in New Orleans.
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