Baker Mayfield Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports

Baker Mayfield and Tom Brady have one thing in common: The quarterback position for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

And yes, we’re comparing apples to oranges when it comes to their NFL resumes, but the two couldn’t be more different off the field.

“I had a relationship with Tom, but it wasn’t like the relationship I have with Bake,” left tackle Tristan Wirfs told Rick Stroud, the Tampa Bay Times. “It’s just different. It’s hard to explain, you know? Tom was like more of a — not a coach — but as a 21-year-old kid seeing Tom Brady (in 2020), that’s how I looked at him. I’m not going to go out and have beers with Tom, you know? So it’s just a little bit different in that regard.”

Mayfield signed a one-year contract with the Bucs this spring. The former No.1 pick looks to be gelling after leading the team to four straight wins in which he threw nine touchdowns with one interception.

He’s in talks of being the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year.

It’s that determination that sticks out to his teammate.

“I think just how (Mayfield) fights, how hard he fights. I think you saw it a couple times (last) Sunday (against Jacksonville),” Wirfs said. “That scramble. Like we all see it. We’ve seen it for weeks now. I think he pushes all of us just to do the same thing. Just to fight.”

[Tampa Bay Times]

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Jess is a baseball fan with Reno, Nev. roots residing in the Bay Area. She is the host of "Short and to the Point" and is also a broadcaster with the Oakland A's Radio Network. She previously worked for and NBC Sports Bay Area.