Browns QB Baker Mayfield wants Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry to be themselves
After acquiring Odell Beckham Jr. in a blockbuster trade with the New York Giants earlier this week, the Cleveland Browns now have one of the most lethal wide receiver tandems in the league, as Beckham will be playing alongside Jarvis Landry.
Of course, Beckham and Landry are also known for their flamboyant personalities, which some feel might pose an issue in the Browns’ locker room.
However, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is having none of that talk, as he merely wants his two explosive wideouts to be who they are:
“You could say the same thing about (me),’’ said Mayfield, according to Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. “You don’t want to tame it. You just let them be themselves and make plays. That’s who they are. When it comes down to it, the guys in that locker room, you’re going to love playing with them.’’
The turnaround for this Cleveland franchise in less than a year has been remarkable.
Entering this past season, the Browns have been the laughing stock of football for the better part of the last two decades, but it changed when Mayfield was named the starting quarterback following an injury to Tyrod Taylor.
Cleveland went on to finish the year with a record of 7-8-1, marking its best finish since winning 10 games back in 2007.
Now, with the addition of Beckham and a roster teeming with young talent on both sides of the ball, the Browns are actually considered a playoff contender heading into 2019.
Will Cleveland finally end a playoff drought going on 17 years? It remains to be seen, but it certainly looks like the Browns have a great shot.