Drew Brees: Baker Mayfield can be a lot better than me

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has an admirer in New Orleans Saints counterpart Drew Brews, who believes the NFL rookie can be better than him.

Mayfield, 23, and the Browns head to New Orleans to face Super Bowl champion and 11-time Pro Bowler Brees and the Saints on Sunday.

Veteran Brees, 39, gushed about Mayfield's potential ahead of the showdown.

"I think he can be a lot better than me,'' Brees said Wednesday, via cleveland.com. "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 the tools.''

Both quarterbacks are considered short by NFL standards, standing around 6 feet tall.

Brees, a lock for the hall of fame, may like what he sees from Mayfield, but the number one overall pick in this year's NFL Draft has a long way to go before he gets anywhere close to the former's career numbers.

The Browns will again start Tyrod Taylor against the Saints after he helped Cleveland tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers last week. Taylor was brought over via trade from the Buffalo Bills, and appears to be the perfect mentor to Mayfield.

 

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