NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 9: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints warms up before a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 9, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Buccaneers defeated the Saints 48-40. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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Drew Brees on Baker Mayfield: “He Can Be a Lot Better Than Me”

The All-Pro quarterback sees a lot of himself in the No. 1 overall pick.

One of the best quarterbacks of all time sees a lot of himself in an undersized rookie who has yet to take a regular-season snap.

Drew Brees, not a tall man, has yet to play against Baker Mayfield, but the New Orleans Saints quarterback is very familiar with the credentials of the No. 1 overall pick from this year’s draft.

And he likes what he’s seen.

“I think he can be a lot better than me,” Brees said. “He’s got all the tools. He’s more athletic. He probably can run around better. He’s got a stronger arm. He’s got all the tools.”

Brees has been proving doubters wrong ever since he was selected by the Chargers in the second round in 2001 and thinks Mayfield can do the same if he keeps winning the way he did in college.

“Well, at some point you just have to look at results, right?” he said. “So you have to let your mind go past the measurable — maybe how big a guy is or how fast he runs or that kind of stuff and just turn on the tape and does the guy compete? Does the guy make plays? Does the guy win football games? And obviously he’s proven he can do all those things.”

Read the full story at The Associated Press