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#pounditSaturday, June 10, 2023

Baker Mayfield again refutes Johnny Manziel comparisons

Baker Mayfield

Until he gets out on the field and shows otherwise, Baker Mayfield is going to have to live with Johnny Manziel comparisons.

The No. 1 pick of the Cleveland Browns seems to know this, and he has a pretty good response to those who would make such a comparison.

“It’s understandable, obviously,” Mayfield told the MMQB’s Peter King when told that a fan had referred to the quarterback as Manziel 2.0. “First-round picks by the Browns, close to the same size, playmakers … But we’re two completely different people. I care about winning. I care about doing things the right way. I just want to be judged for who I am.”

It’s the best answer Mayfield can offer right now. All that matters is that the Browns aren’t buying those comparisons, and Mayfield seems to understand the expectations he’s facing — and why Manziel failed to meet similar ones. Ultimately, it will come down to whether he can play well enough to disprove these comparisons.

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