Baker Mayfield is taking a different approach in 2020.
The Cleveland Browns quarterback made headlines for his boasts and bold comments last year, but he faltered on the field. Mayfield threw 21 interceptions as the much-hyped Browns finished 6-10.
He's looking for different results this season.
"It's just time to work, do our thing, instead of talking about it," the 25-year-old said Wednesday in a video call, according to ESPN's Jake Trotter. "This is the first media thing I've done, just because there's no need to be talking about it. It's just time to go do it.
"Right now, it's kind of moving in silence, which is fine with me. That's how I used to do it before getting on a bigger stage. ... Get back to the fundamentals to where I can accomplish the goals when the season comes around."
Over the course of a disappointing 2019, Mayfield criticized the New York Giants' selection of quarterback Daniel Jones, battled with an ESPN reporter, and engaged in a back-and-forth with former NFL coach Rex Ryan. He admitted in January that "I put my foot in my mouth a lot" last season.