Baker Mayfield Is Really Not Cool With All Of Your Johnny Manziel Comparisons

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Baker Mayfield Johnny Manziel Comparisons

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While Johnny Football continues to train for his epic “ComebackSZN” (and actually looking pretty good doing it), the man many want to compare him to, Baker Mayfield, is also prepping to go to work in the NFL.

He would just like everyone to knock it off with these comparisons to the enigmatic Johnny Manziel, thank you very much.

ESPN spoke to Mayfield about the comparisons to Manziel, who are both cocky former Texas high school stars, Heisman Trophy winners and men with criminal records.

“We’re two completely different people,” Mayfield said. “I’ve always been a team-oriented guy. Not saying that Johnny wasn’t, but I’ve quickly earned the respect of my teammates because of how I worked.

“I wasn’t given the natural talent that Johnny had. Because he’s a talent. And there’s a reason he got taken in the first round, amazing player. We’re just not the same mentally. Just wired differently.”

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