Myles Garrett says Browns are team to beat in AFC North after Odell Beckham Jr. trade
The Cleveland Browns have taken yet another step in the right direction as the AFC North franchise has reportedly acquired All-Pro wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. from the New York Giants. As a result of the reported mega-deal, the entire NFL is currently buzzing with several Browns players already chiming in to add their two cents to the mix.
Not to be left out, Browns pass rusher Myles Garrett made an appearance on NFL Network en route to claiming that Cleveland is now officially the team to beat in the AFC North division.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 13, 2019
Beckham Jr. will now be added to a Browns offense that remains in line to collectively have a breakout year come 2019-20. In addition to Beckham Jr. split out wide, the Browns currently have franchise quarterback Baker Mayfield under center with wide receiver Jarvis Landry, tight end David Njoku and runnings backs Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt and Duke Johnson Jr.
Though the Browns were presumably slated to become the AFC North favorites ahead of Tuesday evening’s trade, adding Beckam Jr. to the mix certainly won’t hurt either.
Not only has Cleveland added major talent to the team’s roster ahead of the 2019-20 campaign, but both the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens have encountered serious hits early on this offseason. With the Cincinnati Bengals doing just about nothing to help their case, the Steelers notably lost All-Pro wideout Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders with the Ravens losing what seems like the team’s entire defensive core in addition to veteran quarterback Joe Flacco.