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

Aug 9, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws the ball during the first half against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

There is no doubt that New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is headed to the Hall of Fame once he hangs up his cleats for good. But that is not happening for awhile with the next item of business being a home matchup against the Cleveland Browns.

Even though quarterback Baker Mayfield will serve as a backup this Sunday, Brees spoke in very high regards about the Browns’ first overall pick.

“I think he can be a lot better than me,” Brees said, per Mary Kay Cabot of 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.”

Though the two have not yet met, Brees only had awesome things to say about Mayfield in observing him.

“Really impressed with the way that he plays his game. I think he’s a great competitor. I think he’s going to be a real good professional quarterback. I love his competitiveness and his playmaking ability.”

Mayfield draws a lot of comparisons to Brees due to being one of the shorter quarterbacks in the league. Brees is listed at 6-foot and Mayfield tops out at 6-foot-1. We all know that height means absolutely zilch when it comes to Brees.

Multiple inches shorter than several starting quarterbacks, Brees was the most accurate passer in the NFL last year.

When it comes to Mayfield, he can certainly continue learning until his time arrives. He can also take the time to soak in meeting and watching Brees this Sunday. Talk about the best of both worlds.