Former Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield’s pro career began on Friday, with the first day of the Cleveland Browns’ rookie minicamp.
Even though he has started the next chapter of his career, he is still haunted by the reminder of Oklahoma’s Rose Bowl loss to Georgia. According to ClevelandBrowns.com’s Patrick Maks, Mayfield is rooming with former Georgia running back Nick Chubb.
Baker Mayfiels thinks about loss to Georgia in playoff semifinals every night. Jokes it's a "sick joke" he's rooming with Nick Chubb in camp
— Patrick Maks (@maksimuspatrick) May 5, 2018
Just the name “Nick Chubb” will bring up bad memories for any Oklahoma fan, let alone the Sooners’ star quarterback. Chubb rumbled for 145 yards and two touchdowns for Georgia in the Rose Bowl, as Oklahoma blew a 17-point lead and lost 54-48 in double overtime.
Mayfield’s first days as a pro are the major storyline at Browns minicamp. Maks also reported on Saturday that Mayfield met with Browns legend Bernie Kosar at a rookie dinner on Thursday. Kosar reportedly gave Mayfield a sense of how the city of Cleveland rallies around a winning team.
The minicamp is Mayfield’s first chance to show the Browns organization what he can be as a pro. Former Pro Bowl quarterback Tyrod Taylor is the presumptive starter, leaving Mayfield to battle with 11-year veteran Drew Stanton for the No. 2 spot.
Mayfield told ESPN on Friday that he’s looking forward to the opportunity to learn from Taylor and Stanton, and he intends to watch them closely to study an NFL quarterback’s routine.