Baker Mayfield goes off on people who claim Browns are better without Odell Beckham Jr.
Cleveland Browns starting quarterback Baker Mayfield isn’t happy that some people are saying the team is better off without wideout Odell Beckham Jr.
While Mayfield looked like a completely different QB following Beckham Jr.’s injury, the former No. 1 overall pick says it’s “completely insensitive” to say the Browns are a more complete team without the Pro Bowl wide receiver.
“One, I think it’s just completely insensitive to a guy who just tore his ACL,” Mayfield said, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com.
“So I’m not even going to comment on it. You never want to lose guys. That’s where I’m going to leave that one. I know how much he cares about the team, cares about the game…it sucks for us, you hurt even more just for him.”
The Browns are 5-2 on the season and in third place in the AFC North standings. They’ll host the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 8 in their first game without Odell Beckham Jr.
Against the Bengals, Baker Mayfield went 22-of-28 for 297 yards. He threw five touchdown passes, including the game-winner to Donovan Peoples-Jones with 15 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
Beckham Jr. will finish his second season with the Browns with 23 receptions for 319 yards and three touchdowns. Hopefully, the three-time Pro Bowler comes back next season healthy and is able to show the entire NFL he’s still one of the best players in the league.
Until then, Mayfield will have to rely on Jarvis Landry as his No. 1 option on offense.