BEREA, Ohio — Baker Mayfield dressed as Browns general manager John Dorsey for the team’s rookie talent show.
Suiting up as a starting quarterback won’t happen for a while.
After Tuesday’s practice, Mayfield ended his first NFL training camp with a stunning impersonation of Dorsey, the team’s glasses-wearing, gum-chewing GM who favors wearing a Browns sweatshirt — regardless of weather.
The team posted a video of Mayfield, his feet up on a desk, playfully mocking Dorsey with a message to Cleveland’s players. Mayfield didn’t reprise his parody for reporters, but his teammates loved the impression — as strong as the one he’s made in the past month.
The Heisman Trophy winner has been everything the Browns had hoped.
And nothing like the cocky quarterback he had been portrayed as coming out of Oklahoma.
“When I look at what Baker has done, walking in here, handling everything form the media to his teammates to all of the expectations and all of that, I think that he has been outstanding,” coach Hue Jackson said. “I can’t say that enough. He is handling all of this the right way, and I think that is very, very important for his future and what he is trying to accomplish.”
For now, Mayfield is a backup, No. 2 behind starter Tyrod Taylor.
The Browns are grooming Mayfield for the future and at this point, there are no plans for him to start — unless Taylor gets hurt.
Mayfield, who has shown poise during his two exhibition performances, has been soaking in whatever he can from Taylor, who helped the Buffalo Bills end a lengthy playoff drought last season.
“You can learn a lot from him,” Mayfield said. “Seeing how he prepares for little details in certain plays and what he looks for, that has been a big thing for me to take away from him. Just certain things to help the elimination process as a quarterback, going faster at the line of scrimmage. Just hearing what he says about those things.”
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