Baker Mayfield: 'It's an honor' to be around Patriots QB Tom Brady

Nick Goss
Baker Mayfield is one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL, and the Cleveland Browns star is following the example of the best player ever to suit up at the position.
Baker Mayfield is one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL, and the Cleveland Browns star is following the example of the best player ever to suit up at the position.

Baker Mayfield: 'It's an honor' to be around Patriots QB Tom Brady originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com

Baker Mayfield is one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL, and the Cleveland Browns star is following the example of the greatest player ever to suit up at the position.

Mayfield and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady have hung out a few times since Mayfield was selected No. 1 overall by the Browns in the 2018 NFL Draft. They had a scene together in the "NFL 100" commercial during Super Bowl LIII, and the two QBs also hung out at the Kentucky Derby earlier this month. 

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The 22-year-old quarterback was asked Wednesday about his time spent with Brady, and he had nothing but praise for the six-time Super Bowl champion.

"Just being around the greatest of all time, it's just an honor to be around him," Mayfield said. "And then how he is with his teammates, the guys he's played with, how they speak so highly of him. You don't really talk about football in those situations, but how he treats everybody, how he handles himself. I think it's just some of the better examples on how to go through life. He does it all right."

Mayfield is an outspoken quarterback, and sometimes his actions and/or comments rub some people the wrong way. There's no questino he's very talented, has a burning desire to win and wants to improve every single day. There are a lot of different players to follow and learn from, and none of them set a better example than Brady.

The Browns should feel good about the development of their franchise player if he's following the work ethic and advice of Brady.

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