It appears like Baker Mayfield can be enjoying with just a little “Mamba Mentality” this yr because the Cleveland Browns attempt to break a 16-season playoff drought.
In a latest interview with Complicated, 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 staff earlier than a sport final yr.
“Simply getting to listen to him inform rather a lot about his complete life story, and simply get pleasure from that,” Mayfield mentioned. “Mentality-wise, I all the time cherished watching him, how he competed, after which listening to among the tales in individual. Actually superb.”
Baker Mayfield Engaged on His ‘Mamba Mentality’
Bryant had a record-setting profession with the Lakers, successful 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 gained 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 received off to a pleasant begin throughout his stellar rookie yr. 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, successful 5 of their remaining seven video games.
However even Mayfield, who carries almost unmatched swagger, acknowledged he has an extended approach to when requested about how a lot “Mamba Mentality” he has in him.
“I’d love to have the ability to say rather a lot, however he’s on one other stage. You may solely aspire to be like that,” Mayfield mentioned. “He desires 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 desires to do. And he actually loves successful and competing. These are the issues that I took away when he was chatting with 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 along with his new No. 1 large receiver.
Beckham has been been vocal about the kind of chief Mayfield is.
“When you will have a man like that, you by no means wish to let him down,” Beckham mentioned when requested about his quarterback. “There’s a cause he was the primary choose. 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 Complicated on what it’s been wish to have OBJ on his facet now.
“I feel he’s such a real-life famous person that folks do neglect that he’s actually one of many biggest athletes on the earth and the way good he’s at enjoying receiver and the sport of soccer,” Mayfield mentioned. “I feel he’s desperate 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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