Baker Mayfield reveals Odell Beckham Jr.’s words that fueled their comeback win vs. Bengals
The win came at quite a price, though, with Browns star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. forced to exit in the first period in what is feared to be a serious knee injury. For his part, Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield spoke out about the injury after the game, and also shared how OBJ provided an inspirational message during the halftime break.
Mayfield admitted that the injury is a huge blow for the Browns, but he also acknowledged how Beckham’s words fueled the team’s second-half comeback:
“First, [the injury] sucks. No words. I would be lying to say that I was not beating myself up about it,” Mayfield said, via a transcript provided by the Browns, via Josh Alper of NBC Sports. “To go into halftime and see him, and I told him I love him, and he said, ‘Go be great.’ That was what he left me with to open up the second half. That was something I continued to remember throughout the second half.”
The extent of Beckham’s injury has yet to be revealed, but the fact that he was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the game seems to point to the fact that this injury might force the 27-year-old to the sidelines for an extended period.
For his part, Mayfield was outstanding in this one, completing 22-of-28 passes for 297 yards. The former Oklahoma standout logged five touchdowns against one interception, as the Browns successfully bounced back from their Week 6 defeat against the Pittsburgh Steelers.