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Ravens DC Don “Wink” Martindale Gives High Praise to Browns Rookie QB Mayfield

The Ravens have had tremendous success against rookie quarterbacks. But the Ravens don’t see Baker Mayfield as your average rookie quarterback, Jamison Hensley of ESPN reports.

Heading into Sunday’s game at Cleveland, Baltimore defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale gave a lofty compliment to this year’s No. 1 overall pick.

“I already told the defense this, I think Baker Mayfield is this generation’s Brett Favre or John Elway, if you will,” Martindale said Thursday. “This guy knows where he wants to go with the ball, and he’s very accurate. He’s got a quick release, and he’s really playing well.”

Why would Martindale compare a quarterback with two games of experience to two of Hall of Fame quarterbacks?

“The kid’s confidence and swag,” Martindale said. “When he comes out there, he thinks he’s standing on top of the mountain. He’s making plays to show he’s standing on top of the mountain.”


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