Odell Beckham Jr tries to clarify comments about his future with Browns
Odell Beckham Jr was asked about his future with the Cleveland Browns this week, and his response was not exactly that of a player who seems thrilled with his current situation. However, the star receiver insists the remarks were blown out of proportion.
Beckham told reporters on Wednesday that he is unsure if he will still be with the Browns in 2020. Perhaps more telling, he said he can’t predict “whether I’m going to want to be here.” That was the part of his response that many focused on, and OBJ took to Twitter on Wednesday in an attempt to clarify.
Ok… I NEVER said I was not happy in Cleveland, just like everyone else I’m hopeful for better results. Period. Next story plzz …
— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) December 6, 2019
Beckham was speaking from the perspective of a player who signed a massive contract extension with a team (the New York Giants) only to be traded shortly thereafter, so his point was likely that there’s no way to predict what will happen from one season to the next in the NFL. Still, Browns fans probably wanted to hear him say something like, “I want to finish my career in Cleveland.”
While he is still on pace for a 1,000-yard season, Beckham has not been able to establish the type of chemistry with Baker Mayfield that he had hoped for. He showed some frustration over not getting the ball earlier in the season, and the Browns have been one of the most disappointing teams in football this year. It’s not out of the question that significant changes could be coming this offseason, which is likely why OBJ says he is unsure of how things are going to unfold.