Baker Mayfield issues warning about WR duo Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield can’t wait to get back to the field with his healthy wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry.
Mayfield acknowledged that both OBJ and Landry had a frustrating year in the past campaign due to injuries, but with the two fully healthy and working out together even while they are apart, the star QB is growing in confidence.
“Them being a little bit banged up – well, not a little bit; they had to have surgery – it definitely hindered them, physically obviously but the mental part of it and the frustrations that came from that I think affected it more,’’ Mayfield told beat reporters, per Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “That’s really frustrating if you’re not able to physically do the things you’re normally capable of doing. For them, I feel that frustration, but they are taking advantage of this time to get better. I’m looking forward to seeing what they do this year.”
With the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down the NFL training facilities over the break, offseason training has been quite challenging for the Browns. Mayfield has tried to make the most out of the offseason by training with some of his teammates in Austin, Texas while Beckham and Landry continue their rehabilation in their respective homes.
Mayfield, however, said that both Beckham and Landry are doing what they can to be back in top shape. In fact, he even issued a warning to the NFL about the return of the two.
“Those guys are working extremely hard,’’ the Browns star QB added. “They look really good, and they say they feel really good. It’s just a different mindset going into it. I think they went back to the basics. They’re ready to take over, and it’s their time now. They know that. We only have so many more opportunities together. They’re going to do it and everything for each other. I’m looking forward to seeing the productivity they have.”
The 2018 Rookie of the Year had an impressive sophomore season for Cleveland last year, starting all 16 games for the squad and finishing with 3,827 passing yards and 22 touchdowns. Unfortunately, the banged-up Browns only finished with a 6-10 record.
Now, with a healthy Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry combo in his offensive line, it’s definitely exciting to see where Baker Mayfield can lead the Browns this coming 2020 season.