Mayfield has been compared to just about everybody: Russell Wilson, Drew Brees, Brett Favre, Johnny Manziel. He’s a confident quarterback with a few design flaws, but the same thing could have been said about John Elway in 1983. We know Mayfield was the best player in college football this year, and he has the arm and play-making ability to do some work at the next level.
The Nets’ win over the Wolves isn’t their first upset of the season. Brooklyn has defeated Cleveland, Oklahoma City, and Washington — three teams with aspirations for deep postseason runs — as well as the Jazz and the Trail Blazers. The Nets also forced the Pacers to overtime and lost by only three to the first-place Celtics.
Brooklyn isn’t a .500 team yet, but it’s losing games by fewer points than last season. The Nets average margin of loss is -2.3, according to data from NBA.com, and that’s a drastic improvement from minus-6.7 last year and minus-7.4 in 2015-16.
Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson and Josh Rosen are college stars, but it’s time to take their games to the 2018 NFL Draft.
Of course, Darnold, Mayfield and Rosen have not yet declared, but once they do, the nit-picking will begin on these four quarterbacks before a franchise spends a first-round pick. Get ready for this:
So you’re saying there’s a chance? Tennessee was a prohibitive underdog against the Chiefs, and the Patriots are already being installed as two-touchdown favorites in some quarters. And who can argue given New England’s 9-1 record in divisional games at Gillette Stadium?
We wanna make another step, and it’s two things: It’s beating really good teams, especially at home here at the Barclays with the great crowd, Kenny Atkinson said after Brooklyn’s win over Minnesota. And then it’s our consistency, doing it a little more consistently over a long period of time.
For a young group like ours, it was great togetherness for our group. I think it’s really going to help our confidence going forward.