I wouldn't say I am surprised by the humility shown by someone who is constantly working to prove he's as near perfect a person as he is a player, but I will say that I'm somewhat sickened by it in this instance. From a future first ballot Hall Of Famer who will, before the halfway mark of this very season, have thrown for the most yards in NFL history, the claim that a rookie who has yet to have taken a regular season snap could be a lot better than him is so preposterous that it would sound like outright sarcasm from the mouth of someone even slightly less modest. Aaron Rodgers probably has the most arm talent the league has ever seen, and to consider him substantially better than Drew Brees would be stretch. Therefore, I'm going to go ahead and say that, while Baker Mayfield is a promising player with a presumably bright future, the eventual best quarterback to ever grace the planet he is not.
Now, I will encourage Saints' fan to shed a layer or two, for the incoming take might be a little hot for some of them to handle, but I actually do think that Baker Mayfield could be as good as Drew Brees.
In the perfect world where, as a member of the Cleveland Browns, he develops unmatched mechanics, the ability to see through, around, and over lineman that dwarf him, a pocket presence that would make your wallet self-conscious, a manipulation of defensive backs that borders on mind control, the type of accuracy that makes everyone he throws to better, and an insane work ethic, they are basically the same player. As a quarterback that's six feet tall on a good day, who has a sneaky amount of athleticism, slightly above average arm strength, a chip on his shoulder, and an unrelenting competitive streak, what's stopping Baker Mayfield from having a drink at the bar set by Drew Brees? Besides the aforementioned list of things that the latter has worked tireless to prefect under the meticulous mentoring of the offensive genius of Sean Payton, I can't think of anything. All Baker Mayfield has to do is find a brilliant play-caller to share a brain with and go as far above and beyond in outsmarting his often exaggerated physical limitations as anyone in the history of sports and when it comes to keeping Drew Brees company in the record books...hey, it could happen!