Home turf: Browns’ Mayfield to star in ads living in stadium

Associated Press

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield has a new teammate. She rocks a headband, too.

The Browns’ charismatic quarterback has entered a marketing partnership with Progressive and will star alongside his wife, Emily Wilkinson, in a national advertising campaign for the insurance giant. The ad shows the couple as new homeowners inside a football stadium.

The “At Home with Baker Mayfield” TV commercials are scheduled to debut on Sept. 5, three days before the Browns play their season opener against the Tennessee Titans, and run through the NFL season.

Mayfield has become one of the league’s rising young stars after breaking the rookie touchdown pass record in 2018. He’s quickly adding to his business portfolio while reviving a Cleveland football franchise that didn’t win a single game the season before he arrived.

Progressive is known for its innovative ads featuring Flo, the frisky, headband-and-apron wearing character who has become a brand icon.

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