Cleveland Browns Baker Mayfield quickly became a team leader during his rookie season, and he won over the offensive line during his first appearance of the year.
It was obvious during the 2018 season that Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield had the support of the entire roster, making him a team leader right away, even as a rookie.
Mayfield is a natural-born leader because of the confidence he exudes. And during his first appearance of the 2018 regular season against the New York Jets, Mayfield’s confidence allowed him to slide into a tough situation and lead the Browns back to a victory.
And it was during that game against the Jets that Mayfield became “the guy” for the Browns offensive line. During an appearance on ESPN’s Get Up, former Browns offensive line coach, and cult hero, Bob Wylie said Mayfield’s witty response to a trash talking New York Jet won over the offensive line.
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Mayfield has quickly become known to be one of the most charismatic players in the NFL and is not afraid to mix it up with opponents on the field. It is typically frowned upon for rookies to talk trash with opponents, but Mayfield was able to back it up with his performance on the field.
It is because his confidence on the field that helped Mayfield earn the trust of his teammates. Mayfield’s teammates know that their quarterback is not going to back down on the field, which is exactly what veterans want to see from young players.
As the Browns enter the 2019 season, Mayfield is the clear leader of the team. During training camp practices, the quarterback has not shied away from demanding more from his teammates, which has included him screaming at them on the field.
Mayfield’s charisma has been known to rub a lot of people the wrong way, but it is clear that his teammates appreciate what his voice can bring to the team. Mayfield is not going to shy away from anything, which is why he is the perfect leader of the Cleveland Browns renaissance.