Baker Mayfield is doing everything he can to prepare for a critical third NFL season.
After attending throwing sessions with nine of his teammates in Austin, Texas, he has volunteered in attending virtual meetings with other position groups.
Needless to say, Mayfield is doing everything he can to better himself collectively for the 2020 season.
“Everything He Can”
According to offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt, Mayfield is trying his best to improve to be a better quarterback.
“He’s done everything I’d expect from him as a starting quarterback,’’ Van Pelt said on a Zoom call with Browns’ media Wednesday. “His work ethic is great. He jumps into other meetings that aren’t required, and he’ll sit in the receiver meetings when they have them and will sit in running back meetings from time to time, as well.
According to Van Pelt, Mayfield is “all in” for 2020.
New Browns OC Alex Van Pelt says Baker Mayfield showing great offseason leadership.
“His work ethic is great. He jumps into other meetings that aren’t required.”
The Browns have installed a new offense and Mayfield is “quickly grasping it” according to Van Pelt.
This will be his fourth head coach in three seasons, as we are counting former interim head coach Gregg Williams.
According to Van Pelt, he has been “asking the right questions.”
“Baker has been asking every right question that we have,’’ Van Pelt said. “At the end of the day, we get together for live meetings. There are some recorded portions of the installation that go out, and you always get feedback from Baker, from Case [Keenum] and the quarterbacks. They do a good job. Anything that’s not clear to them, they get it cleared up in that meeting before the end of the day is over and then they move onto the new information that we’re installing in the next day. So far, it’s been good.’’
Browns OC Alex Van Pelt noted that QB Baker Mayfield has been jumping into meetings he’s not even required to join. WR meetings, RB meetings, etc. Van Pelt really praised the leadership, focus and commitment Baker is showing, even virtually.
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) June 3, 2020
As a side note, Van Pelt talked about how a golf lesson has helped his coaching.
“The technology I got was from a golf lesson I had 10 years ago where they use this app that I still use to this day,’’ he said. “You can really slow-mo and break it down, and you can draw on the app, as well. It gives me the ability to share my screen with Baker, watch his feet and really you can zoom all the way into just the feet and you can talk about each step, the position of each step and the length of each step. It’s actually a pretty cool tool. It is the first time I had really used it extensively to teach footwork, but it’s been useful.”