Baker Mayfield says he’ll be working hard this offseason, but not with a QB tutor

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Year 2 for Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield didn’t live up to the promise of his rookie season, and he knows it’s going to take hard offseason work to get back on track in Year 3.

“I already know what exactly I need to work on and improve going forward,” Mayfield said, via the Akron Beacon Journal. “That is the exciting thing about it, it is always a continual process of getting better and improving.”

Mayfield added, however, that he will not hire a private quarterback tutor, as some passers do during the offseason.

“I do not need somebody to teach me how to do a three-step drop,” Mayfield said. “I can look at film and be critical of myself. Throughout this process, I have had people help me out along the way and try and take things from different people. Any time I am around somebody, I ask questions. Do not act like I have it all figured out. There is always room to improve and take things from there and there, but I would not say that I will go on the beach and swim through the ocean and try and learn how to play quarterback by doing that.”

With one game to go, Mayfield’s stats are down across the board this season: He has fewer yards, fewer touchdowns, a lower completion percentage and lower yards per pass, while throwing more interceptions and taking more sacks. However he does it, the Browns need Mayfield to improve in 2020.

76 responses to “Baker Mayfield says he’ll be working hard this offseason, but not with a QB tutor

  1. Baker Mayfield will never be a great QB. He’s just the latest Johnny Manziel, Tim Couch, DeShone Kizer, Brady Quinn, etc.

  2. Baker needs to go back to Hue Jackson and ask for forgiveness. He is in bad standing with the football gods. Gods be good!

  3. Do not act like I have it all figured out.”

    But

    “I already know what exactly I need to work on and improve going forward”
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    Actually by saying you don’t need a tutor or an expert position coach and that you already know exactly what you need to work on suggests that you think you have it all figured out. This kid doesn’t get it. I’m all for bucking trends and thinking outside the box but when it comes to professional development some of the staples that generate success are staples for a reason and that applies to any job any where.

  4. Right….you don’t need anybody to teach you anything, because you had such a stellar year. What you need is off season muzzle control on your big mouth. Your ego is way overloaded!!!

  5. Baker Mayfield is another Johnny Manziel. He brought all this attention to himself and has endorsement deals in spite of the fact that so far, he has stunk it up playing QB in the NFL. The ever gullible media loves him, of course.
    Mayfield ought to shut his mouth and work had on learning how to improve as a QB. But he won’t, of course. Because he’s too arrogant and too self absorbed and knows the media anxiously waits for him to open his big mouth.

  6. It’s not about someone teaching you how to do a 3 step drop, it’s about a fresh pair of eyes looking at what you’re doing and helping you improve and smooth out what you’re doing. Maybe helping you do thing so you can look on the shovel pass and not just throw it to a NE DT.

    I was really high on Mayfield out of college, I wanted the Broncos to move up to get him, but the last year has been full of red flags, this one being just another.

  7. johnnycantread says:
    December 27, 2019 at 10:48 am
    Why have a tutor when you already know everything?

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    In fact, why even have a head coach at all??

  8. I’m fairly certain that Tom Brady goes to a QB coach in the off-season to hone his technique. IT must be nice to be young and know everything.

  9. He’s right about not needing a coach.

    Regards,

    Pro golfers, Thomas Brady, executive coaches, teachers–kids can just read a book,

  10. “I do not need somebody to teach me how to do a three-step drop,” Mayfield said. “I can look at film and be critical of myself. ”

    Lol what an idiot.

    Tom Brady throughout his career has had offseason work with a pitching / throwing guru, Tom House.

    Baker Mayfield is arrogant enough that he thinks he doesn’t need any help.

    Browns headed towards another crappy season in 2020 at this rate

  11. Lamar Jackson hired a QB Coach and saw the specialist that with Drew Brees, Brady and other QBs. You can always get better. Ironically one of Baker’s issues is the way he takes the snap, he has an “extra step” which throws off the timing of the oline and receiver routes.

    Finally, if Tom Brady uses a QB coach, a young QB whose last in passer rating despite having pro bowl WRs and pro bowl RBs should use a QB coach.

  12. “It’s not me, it’s my team that needs to improve.” – Baker Mayfield to Brown Fans as he cleans out his locker for the off season.

  13. I’m sure 99.9% of HOF QB’s listened to coaches on how to improve themselves. Yes, you must be able to be critical of yourself, but must also want to get feedback from others. That’s how great players became, and stayed great.

    This 2 cent punk will never amount to anything.

  14. Mayfield will never be a winning QB in the league with that attitude/approach.

    Tom Brady, who has 6 Super Bowl rings, constantly works with QB/Pitching guru Tom House to perfect/refine his already near perfect mechanics. Brady is humble enough to know that even as the GOAT he still needs to work on fine tuning basic fundamentals. Brady is a true professional. If Brady plays again in 2020, my guess is that he’s still carving out some time in the off-season to have throwing sessions with House again.

    That is the difference between good and great. Mayfield isn’t long for this league without a massive attitude adjustment.

  15. Bring back Freddie and Baker for year two…it will be fun to watch them get destroyed all over again! the only question is what nonsense will come out of their mouths after next years FAILURE!

  16. You NEEED competent people to point out what you do wrong. Film can help only so much. Grow up man, you still haven’t learnt from your mistakes. Even if you say the right thing like getting better you are disproving it by being a know it all. Even the greats of the game take help.

  17. He needs a QB tutor,a public relations tutor,a locker room tutor,a “don’t throw people under the bus” tutor…should I keep going? As long as Mayfield thinks he has it all figured out,he will NEVER figure it out. Not looking good for the future.

  18. Something tells me we’re about to get pics of Mayfield on a beach this offseason. Just a hunch.

  19. Can this guy sound any more clueless than he does in this statement? He could at least learn to keep his mouth shut. Or maybe he should consider having his agent do his interviews for him so he doesn’t say something even more stupid.

    He won’t be long for this league if nothing more than because of his total lack of maturity. I wonder what Brady and Manning and Brees think about his stupid comments. They are probably just shaking their collective heads. Manziel, I mean, Mayfield will never change and I won’t be surprised if he’s out of the league in five years if not sooner. He’s not a winner which means he’s a loser.

    He may have been able to get by with his care-free attitude in college but as Jerry Glanville said “NFL stands for Not For Long when you do stuff like that”. Personally I wouldn’t mind the Browns becoming relevant again. I thought it was terrible when Art Modell moved the Browns to Baltimore. However, the Browns’ biggest obstacle to overcome is themselves. Since re-entering the league it’s been one disaster after another. If it’s not hiring a terrible coach (Kitchens is probably the worst of the lot) then it’s making questionable draft picks in the first round (Courtney Brown, Manziel, Kellen Winslow, Brady Quinn, Trent Richardson, Brandon Weeden, Barkevious Mingo, and the list goes on). They did make two great picks in Mack and Thomas but those two alone couldn’t make up for the ineptitude of the organization. Now you have them signing two head-cases (three if you count Mayfield) in OBJ and Landry. The Browns just can’t stop doing stupid things. Their loyal fans deserve more.

  20. Oh so NOW he’s going to make everything better by watching film? Landry has 81 catches, Beckham has 71, number three on the receivers list is TE Demetrius Harris with 15.

    Hey Mr. Manz… I mean, Mr. Mayfield, maybe when you’re watching all that film, you can get someone to tell you who all those other players are on the field. You’re actually allowed to throw the ball to some of them, you know.

  21. Progressive Insurance sure bet on the wrong horse. They spent multi-millions on this fraud, when they could have had Lamar Jackson.

    Whoever signed this clown for Progressive should be fired. Their entire sports budget was spent on ads for this guy.

  22. I see people didn’t bother reading the actual article, just saw the headline and went straight to the comments. He didn’t say he knew everything, in fact he said the opposite that he doesn’t have it all figured out and has had people to help him out.

  23. Yep. He knows exactly what he needs to work on. He doesn’t need anybodies help at all. He will be just fine. And the Browns will be 6-10 next season, and will spend another decade of never being above .500.

  24. Boy, was I wrong about him. I’m a lifelong Bengals fan, but I was feeling bad for the Browns and I wanted them to either draft Mayfield or Jackson because I thought they would finally turn them around, but he is so arrogant and rude, that I don’t feel bad for them anymore.

  25. It is just so disappointing to hear him talk like this. Hey Baker – “Nobody cares, work harder!” Oh wait, that’s an MVPs montra.

    Pretty soon, he’ll hear “Nobody cares”

  26. I see a lot of folks comparing Baker to Johnny Manziel…the difference is Manziel had MUCH MORE natural leg, arm and vision talent than Baker or any other wash outs…Manziel had the talent to make it in NFL…unfortunately he had too many other issues to work out

  27. This guy is such a prima donna. Why would ne need COACHING?!?!?! He’s Baker Freaking Mayfield! He won the Heisman Trophy, by God!

    This career is going to be short.

  28. stonedwhitetrash says:
    Baker Mayfield brings a touch of Kardashian style to the NFL.
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    Please allow me to fix that for you: Baker Mayfield brings a touch of trashy Kardashian ego and irrelevance to the NFL. All visibility, no substance.

  29. Even a bodybuilder knows that it takes someone else to point out their flaws, and it doesn’t get any more solitary than bodybuilding, so why in the world would he think he can fix his mechanics all by himself? Oh that’s right it’s because his problems are in his head not his arm…Right my bad

  30. There are few things in life more frustrating than trying to help someone who refuses to be helped.

  31. Problem: Right about now that probably isn’t a qualified qb coach that would go anywhere near him.

  32. In hindsight, it’s fun to go back and look at the QB’s drafted that year. Mayfield was #1, Darnold was #3, then Josh Allen and Josh Rosen were also in the top ten, with Lamar Jackson at # 32. There did seem to be a prejudicial “Athletic Black QB’s can run but are not good passers” aspect to it, let’s see if that changes. It will be interesting to follow Jalen Hurts, to see where he goes in the draft, and how well he does in the NFL.

  33. Someone needs to get him Ryan Leaf’s number because Baker is sounding like another Ryan Leaf and his on the field play looked like Leaf this year too.

  34. Douglas Gray says:
    December 27, 2019 at 8:45 pm
    In hindsight, it’s fun to go back and look at the QB’s drafted that year. Mayfield was #1, Darnold was #3, then Josh Allen and Josh Rosen were also in the top ten, with Lamar Jackson at # 32. There did seem to be a prejudicial “Athletic Black QB’s can run but are not good passers” aspect to it, let’s see if that changes. It will be interesting to follow Jalen Hurts, to see where he goes in the draft, and how well he does in the NFL.

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    The biggest knock on Jackson was that many feared he would be another injury prone running QB. Even last year it was a huge concern because he played so reckless, still does at times. Lets face it…running QB do not have long careers and if they do they battle many injuries. I hope Jackson can break this curse but Cunningham, Vick, Newton, RGIII…battled injuries because their playing style took a major toll on their bodies.

    Also the race thing is b.s….Kyler Murray, a much smaller QB, was taken 1st overall this past draft. Jackson wasn’t projected as high as those other QB taken ahead of him either.

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