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#pounditFriday, January 27, 2023

Baker Mayfield on Browns’ adversity: ‘Bring it on’

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is certainly reacting to the toughest stretch of his pro career to date exactly as one would want a rookie quarterback to.

Two days after the Browns cleaned house by firing head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley, Mayfield was defiant, saying he was looking forward to finding out what the team was made of.

“Bring it on,” Mayfield said Wednesday, via Pat McManamon of ESPN. “With all the distractions, we will see what kind of men we have in this room — not what kind of team that we have but what kind of men can handle a distraction the right way — can come together and focus on doing their job and doing it at a high level against a great team (the Kansas City Chiefs) come Sunday.”

It’s the kind of leadership you want from a would-be franchise quarterback. It’s clearly his team now, especially since he was apparently a reason behind the firings.


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