Drew Brees is among those that feel Baker Mayfield has a very bright future in the NFL.

"I think he can be a lot better than me," Brees said on a conference call.

The Cleveland Browns drafted Mayfield with the No. 1 overall pick, but are starting Tyrod Taylor at quarterback. The Browns will face Brees and the New Orleans Saints in Week 2.

"Man, he's got all the tools," Brees said. "He's more athletic. He probably can run around better. He's got a stronger arm."

Brees, who has never met Mayfield, has thrown for 70,884 yards, completed 67 percent of his throws and won a Super Bowl in a 18-year career.

"I followed his college career," Brees said. "Couldn't have been more impressed with what he was able to accomplish, especially last year. Really impressed with the way he plays the game. I think he's a great competitor."