When the Panthers introduced that Baker Mayfield had received the crew’s beginning quarterback job, followers instantly turned their consideration to Carolina’s Week 1 matchup in opposition to the Browns. Because it seems, so did Mayfield himself.
Mayfield reportedly had some alternative phrases following Cleveland’s preseason finale in opposition to the Payments, when he stated that he plans to “f— up” the Browns in Week 1, according to the Around the NFL Podcast. Inevitably, phrase of Mayfield’s remarks made it again to Cleveland, the place former teammate Myles Garrett was requested about them on Tuesday.
“We’ve recognized he has that kind of demeanor and that perspective, and for higher or for worse, it really works for him,” Garrett stated, according to Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot. “And I’m not mad at him utilizing that fireside and that chip on his shoulder to assist him play to the extent he has. He’s been profitable in what he’s performed.’’
Garrett and Mayfield have been teammates for the previous 4 years. Each have been the No. 1 total choose of their respective draft class, and collectively helped lead the Browns to the postseason in 2020, snapping an 18-year playoff drought.
Due to all that point spent collectively, Garrett is totally conscious of how his former teammate likes to get himself pumped up, at all times searching for additional motivation.
“Speaking like that and shifting the best way he does, it’s labored for him. He makes use of that for hearth, for motivation and I believe talking like that helps amp him up … it does the identical for us as properly,” Garrett stated. “We’ll take it and we’ll use it, and I’m hoping for an excellent matchup. I don’t assume any much less of him as a result of he’s going on the market and doing the identical factor he did when he was with us. He’s the identical man personally, and perhaps we’ll see a unique Baker after we get on the sphere. Who is aware of?”
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