Browns coach Freddie Kitchens is already a big fan of Odell Beckham Jr.
Odell Beckham Jr. arrived in Cleveland for the first time on Monday as he gets ready to participate in the Browns’ offseason training program, and Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens is already a big fan of the star wide receiver.
“Just the conversations I’ve had with him and him being here today…I like the guy,” said Kitchens, according to Allan Bell of 247 Sports. “That’s all I have to go on right now but I like the guy he is.”
Beckham himself is scheduled to speak with the media later this afternoon.
Cleveland acquired the stud wide out earlier this month in a trade with the New York Giants, sending a first-round draft pick, a third-rounder and young safety Jabrill Peppers to the Giants in exchange for his services.
Beckham is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he hauled in 77 receptions for 1,052 yards and six touchdowns. However, he missed the final four games of the season due to a quad injury.
The 26-year-old, who played his collegiate football at LSU, was originally selected by New York in the first round (12th pick overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
He went on to make the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons, immediately stamping his name among the best wide receivers in football.
But, the last two years, Beckham has dealt with various injury issues and, as a result, he played in just 16 games combined between 2017 and 2018.
Beckham is just one of numerous big names the Browns added this offseason in an effort to try and contend for the AFC North division title heading into 2019.