Wearing a bright and awesome pink suit, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield hogged the spotlight at the Kentucky Derby when he posed for a photo with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and other current and former Patriots. Mayfield did not speak to the media about the experience, but he discussed it with reporters during a recent interview. According to ProFootbalTalk, Mayfield said it’s an honor to be just being around other greatest of all time.

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Mayfield also admired on how Brady treated his current and former Patriots teammates, who all speak highly of the 41-year-old quarterback. “You don’t really talk about football in those situations, but just how he treats everybody, how he handles himself,” said Mayfield, adding that Brady’s actions could serve as better how to go through life. “He just, he does it all right,” said Mayfield, who is entering his second season as Browns starter. Mayfield, who had several run-ins with the law during his college career, can learn from Brady’s action if he wants to become a role model and outstanding quarterback in the NFL. Also, he can emulate Brady’s leadership if he wants to take the Browns to the next level.

Tom Brady and Baker Mayfield did a commercial for NFL's 100th season. [Image Source: NFL/YouTube]
Tom Brady and Baker Mayfield did a commercial for NFL's 100th season. [Image Source: NFL/YouTube]

Patriots interested in drafting Mayfield

Before the 2018 NFL Draft, the Patriots expressed interest in taking in Mayfield as a possible successor to Brady as he was projected to be taken late in the first round. However, the Browns had another plan in mind, selecting Mayfield as the No. 1 overall pick to be their franchise quarterback. After going winless in 2017, Browns significantly improved last season as Mayfield led them to a 7-8-1 mark. Mayfield lived up to his billing, throwing for 3,725 yards and a rookie record 27 touchdown passes in 14 games, with 13 starts. Mayfield will have a chance to face off against Brady when the Browns visit Gillette Stadium in Week 8 in October.

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Brady welcomes back Jamie Collins

Several Patriots, including Brady, expressed excitement over the return of veteran linebacker Jamie Collins to the Patriots. After the NFL’s official Instagram page posted the news about Collins’ return to New England, Brady commented “Hell yeah!!!!!" welcoming the linebacker’s return to their fold. Aside from Brady, linebacker Dont'a Hightower and safety Duron Harmon were ecstatic about Collins’ return to the Patriots.

“He’s gonna come in here, do what he does and earn his spot wherever it is and play hard and try to help us win football games,” Harmon said when asked about the report. The Patriots selected Collins as the No. 52 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Collins played three-plus seasons with the Patriots before head coach Bill Belichick traded him to the Browns in 2016, a move that was highly questioned by several Patriots players back then, including Hightower and Harmon.

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Collins signed a four-year, $50 million contract with the Browns in 2017, but he was cut in the offseason after two lackluster years in Cleveland.

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