Odell Beckham Jr. first joined the NFL in 2014, as a first-round pick for the New York Giants. Since joining the league, he has been one of the most productive and popular players, but he has drawn media scrutiny for his conduct on and off the playing field.
This offseason, the Giants decided to trade Odell to the Cleveland Browns. Since joining the team, he has been working extra hard on his skills. In fact, he is so sure in his skills that he challenged Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes to a throw-off. And how is his pass? Take a look for yourself:
Odell has always been an impressive player. According to him, joining the Browns has allowed his on-field production to flourish. During a recent interview, he said:
“I just felt with the Giants I was just stuck at a place that wasn’t working for me anymore. I felt like I wasn’t going to be able to reach my full potential there. Mentally, physically, spiritually, everything I felt capable of doing, I just couldn’t see it happening there. So I think allowing me to be in an environment where I can be myself and give it a different approach, I feel like my football will benefit. I’m just excited about being able to play football again and not have to deal with all the other stuff and politics that came with my previous role.”
He went on to say that the Browns seem like the perfect team for him:
“They’ve got players over there who I just know I’m gonna click with. Jarvis is a brother of mine, and we dreamed of this moment. It’s just crazy that it’s actually happening. The percentage of people that make it to the NFL is less than 1%, so the chances of me playing with one of my brothers on the same team is a dream manifested, for sure.”
Odell is yet to make his debut for the Browns in the upcoming NFL season.