Baker Mayfield tries to distance himself from Johnny Manziel comparisons

Lack of height and an inability to keep his emotions in check are two knocks against quarterback Baker Mayfield as the 2018 NFL Draft approaches. At the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., this week, Mayfield did his best to dispel the latter, while Broncos coach Vance Joseph said the former is no great cause for concern, either.

I’ll be honest with you, I think it’s a narrative you guys [in the media] have created,” he said, per the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. We’ll see. I haven’t really met him. I don’t know who he is as a person. I think after I do meet him, I’ll be able to find out what’s deep inside him, and I’ll just see what makes him click. And that’s part of the process.

Meanwhile, Joseph whose Broncos, with the No. 5 overall pick, are another logical landing spot for Mayfield said Mayfield’s height, listed at 6-1, doesn’t worry him.

I think that’s fine, Joseph said, per the Denver Post. You watch Drew Brees play, he’s figured it out. He’s a very successful quarterback. Guys figure it out. Good players figure it out. I wouldn’t be concerned about that.

His most common response in the press conference when asked about his hand was pretty simple: Not talking about it.

Brady reportedly jammed his right (throwing) hand Wednesday in practice when a teammate accidentally ran into him.

When a reporter asked Brady thumbs up or thumbs down for Sunday he said with a smug smile, We’ll see. He did say that he was out there for practice Friday adding it was fun, but he didn’t indicate how much he was able to do in practice.

Brady attended the press conference in throwing gloves, and that of course added more to the storyline. Twice Brady was asked why he was wearing the gloves but all he said was, I’ve worn them before.

The quarterback did elaborate more about what he saw in the Jaguars and what the Patriots will face on Sunday saying the game will be a great challenge.

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