Browns superstar Odell Beckham ‘all in’ during offseason program
Despite some offseason trade rumors and questions about Beckham’s relationship with quarterback Baker Mayfield, Beckham has routinely attended the team’s virtual offseason program. Offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt claims the superstar wide receiver is all in, via Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan.
#Browns OC Alex Van Pelt says Odell Beckham Jr. has been attending team's virtual offseason program "he is all in, he's been there and it's awesome"
— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) June 3, 2020
On the surface, Beckham still had a decent year in 2019.
The three-time Pro Bowler surpassed the 1,000-yard mark and averaged 14.0 yards per reception. But Beckham also averaged a career-low 64.7 yards per game to go along with just four touchdowns.
Beckham also saw an increase in drops, though this is not as much of a surprise considering he had just 74 receptions in 133 targets.
The Browns have the potential to be one of the more explosive offenses in football. But much of that depends on Mayfield’s chemistry with his weapons as well as improvement from the offensive line. The latter part is more than plausible.
Cleveland signed former Tennessee Titans All-Pro right tackle Jack Conklin in free agency, also selecting former Alabama offensive tackle Jedrick Wills in the first round of the draft.
If the Browns can give Mayfield a cleaner pocket, he might be able to better exploit the talents of guys like Beckham, Jarvis Landry, and Austin Hooper.
But Cleveland also has to be excited by what Beckham has said this offseason. The 27-year-old is clearly determined to be at his very best this year, and the fact he is engaged in virtual meetings suggests he is committed to helping the Browns reach the next step.