Baker Mayfield thrilled with Kobe Bryant visit as Browns beat Broncos | NFL

Baker Mayfield believes it is very important have the identical mentality as Kobe Bryant when taking part in on the highway after the Lakers legend visited the Browns forward of their away win over the Broncos.

The five-time NBA champion was a visitor on the Browns’ crew assembly on Friday and supplied the gamers with motivation going into Saturday’s conflict with the Broncos.

Cleveland subsequently claimed a slender 17-16 victory to maintain their playoff hopes alive and, although rookie quarterback Mayfield was uncertain whether or not Bryant’s go to had an impression, he was stuffed with reward for the 18-time All-Star.

“I’ve an amazing quantity of respect for Kobe, he is simply a type of guys attitude-wise, there’s no one else on the earth like him,” Mayfield instructed a post-game media convention. 

“He is unbelievable, he was one in every of my idols rising up, I am not good at basketball however simply mentality-wise, work ethic, dedication, will to win.

“It was so superior getting to listen to from him, and he was so trustworthy about all the things and also you usually do not get to listen to that from any person who’s a legend like that. It was good for us to listen to that and I actually loved it.”

Requested if Bryant’s pep discuss had an affect on the hard-fought triumph, Mayfield replied: “Getting our guys to consider in it and do their job, that was one factor he stored harping on [about].

“It would not matter what anyone else does, you have to do your job at first, after that you could begin worrying concerning the huge image. Possibly it did, possibly it did not [have an impact], I undoubtedly loved it, although. Mentality-wise happening the highway, having his mentality is fairly essential.”

On the Browns’ efficiency, he added: “Undoubtedly wasn’t our greatest recreation by any means however a win’s a win. Popping out on the highway, it is arduous, and we did that.

“Our guys scrapped till the clock hit zero, we discovered a strategy to win, would not matter the way it occurred. It clearly wasn’t very fairly, that is why we get to observe movie and study from it. We received and we get to study from it.”