It appears like Baker Mayfield can be enjoying with somewhat “Mamba Mentality” this 12 months because the Cleveland Browns attempt to break a 16-season playoff drought.
In a latest interview with Advanced, the Browns star quarterback broke down a few of what he discovered from Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant when he got here to talk to the group earlier than a sport final 12 months.
“Simply getting to listen to him inform so much about his entire life story, and simply get pleasure from that,” Mayfield stated. “Mentality-wise, I at all times cherished watching him, how he competed, after which listening to a few of the tales in individual. Really wonderful.”
Baker Mayfield Engaged on His ‘Mamba Mentality’
Bryant had a record-setting profession with the Lakers, profitable 5 NBA titles over his 20-year tenure within the purple and gold. He was an 18-time all-star, two-time NBA Finals MVP and received the league’s most beneficial participant in 2008.
It’s going to take some time for Mayfield to match that form of resume, however he bought off to a pleasant begin throughout his stellar rookie 12 months. Mayfield tossed 27 touchdowns final season in simply 13 begins, breaking the rookie passing TD file that was beforehand held by Russell Wilson and Peyton Manning. Mayfield additionally collected 3,725 passing yards and helped the Browns end 7-8-1, profitable 5 of their closing seven video games.
However even Mayfield, who carries practically unmatched swagger, acknowledged he has an extended method to when requested about how a lot “Mamba Mentality” he has in him.
“I’d love to have the ability to say so much, however he’s on one other degree. You possibly can solely aspire to be like that,” Mayfield stated. “He needs to win at something he does, and he doesn’t care who he offends. He’s doing that as a result of that’s what he needs to do. And he actually loves profitable and competing. These are the issues that I took away when he was talking to us is simply actually how aggressive he was.”
Baker Mayfield, Odell Beckham Constructing Robust Chemistry
For the reason that Browns pulled off a blockbuster deal to lander Odell Beckham Jr., Mayfield has been working to construct a robust bond together with his new No. 1 extensive receiver.
Beckham has been been vocal about the kind of chief Mayfield is.
“When you’ve got a man like that, you by no means need to let him down,” Beckham stated when requested about his quarterback. “There’s a purpose he was the primary decide. I simply let him inform me what he thinks I ought to do and I’m simply gonna try this. And he’s going to place it the place it must be.”
Mayfield spoke within the interview with Advanced on what it’s been prefer to have OBJ on his aspect now.
“I feel he’s such a real-life celebrity that folks do overlook that he’s actually one of many best athletes on the planet and the way good he’s at enjoying receiver and the sport of soccer,” Mayfield stated. “I feel he’s wanting to get again on the market and deal with it on the sector and simply be himself once more.”
Beckham didn’t play within the Browns 30-10 preseason win over the Redskins, however could possibly be on the sector on Saturday towards the Colts because the preseason hits the midway mark.
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