Drew Brees praises Baker Mayfield: ‘I think he can be a lot better than me’

Future Hall of Famer Drew Brees heaped a ton of praise on Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield on Wednesday afternoon.

“I think he can be a lot better than me,” the New Orleans Saints quarterback told reporters on a conference call.

Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick out of Oklahoma, served as the backup to Tyrod Taylor in the Browns’ season-opening tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Brees says he has never met Mayfield, but he recognizes something in their similar statures.

“We call it the 6-foot-and-under club,” Brees said. “All the 6-foot guys … we kind of know what it’s like. We kind of have the chip on our shoulder because we’ve heard it our whole life.”

Brees has thrown for more than 70,000 yards and nearly 500 touchdowns in his storied career.

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“Man, he’s got all the tools,” Brees said of Mayfield. “He’s more athletic. He probably can run around better. He’s got a stronger arm.”

The Saints host the Browns on Sunday, where Brees could be on the sidelines for Mayfield’s NFL

Article source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2018/09/12/drew-brees-says-rookie-qb-baker-mayfield-could-have-better-career/1286605002/

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