But Mayfield also admitted he planned to do some things differently when he came to the helm at his next stop – wherever it was.
At the end of the 90-minute interview, Mayfield was asked if he was excited about marching comrades into the new locker room. Quarterback made it clear that his process was not going to be about liking comrades.
“I’m not going to force it. I’m going to be myself, ”Mayfield said. “Because, like the last two years, I feel like I’ve tried to force it when things are not going right on the field. I feel like I’re going to be there myself because it worked for me in the past. I’m going to go in with the same work ethic and mentality and if they do not like me It’s okay.But when I’ve landed on the field, playing with confidence like myself, the next time I have the opportunity to do what I think I’m going to do on the field, I’m getting the value of guys who did not do it.
“If I’m worried about them liking me, what do I do? They do not care if I like them. They want to win their quarter. They’re trying to get paid. If their team wins, they’ll get paid. I have to have their respect.The way I do it, being myself is what makes my ass work because if you are fake you can sniff at the heartbeat and they will sniff it quickly.
Mayfield was not asked about Chris Mortensen’s report on ESPN, which Browns wanted. “An adultIn Quarterback – A Comment by Browns owner Jimmy Haslam Refused to do. But Quarterback acknowledged that he was working to improve the leading professional team in the locker room.
As Mayfield said, one of the most important tasks of a quarterback is to get everyone to prevent complacency.
“Like, how do I get the best out of people who make money?” Mayfield said. “Because I could always motivate people when we weren’t making money. It was easy. I could come in their face, I could do everything, because we were on the same pitch.
“After four years you’ve got a pension, you get benefits. How do you motivate those who are already at that point? That’s the biggest battle I have right now. I can motivate myself. I know how to do it. I have not always done it right, but how to do it? How do I get it from everyone because it’s a leadership perspective that is a quarterback, and everyone around me should be better than they really think they are. “
Mayfield added “a bunch” of energy to his leadership because he knew how his teammates and their families were perceived and portrayed in media matters.
“When they go home at night, they’re going to talk about how my quarterback works,” Mayfield said. “He’s good to be a responsible person, he really cares about them as human beings – not just to succeed. How do you encourage it? And this is a big issue.
At this point, no one knows where Mayfield’s next destination will be or when he will get there. But for whomever he plays for, he can get a quarterback with renewed appreciation for leadership and how important it is as a team QB1.
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