Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr.: ‘I never said I was not happy in Cleveland’
It is no secret that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is in the midst of a disappointing 2019 NFL season. On Thursday, he made headlines when he seemingly expressed some uncertainty about his future with the team.
Beckham’s comments only provided further proof of him being unhappy in Cleveland. However, he has since taken to Twitter to dispel this notion:
Ok😑😑😑… I NEVER said I was not happy in Cleveland, just like everyone else I’m hopeful for better results. Period. Next story plzz 😭 …
— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) December 6, 2019
Although Beckham is doing what he can to downplay his comments, it would be far-fetched to assume he is excited at the prospect of sticking around for the long haul.
After all, The Browns have fallen vastly short of the Super Bowl expectations that they had embraced this offseason. All the hype that they had generated has now been whisked away by their 5-7 record entering the final stretch of the 2019 NFL season.
Meanwhile, Beckham is in the midst of his worst season by far, with 57 receptions for 805 yards and two touchdowns. The fact that he had only found paydirt for the second time this year in Week 12 is indicative of Cleveland’s inability to take advantage of his All-Pro skill set.
As a result, it should hardly come as any surprise that Beckham would want to weigh out all of his options once the 2019 campaign draws to a close. While he may be under contract through 2023, the Browns could be looking to usher in even more significant changes if they opt to fire head coach Freddie Kitchens. It will be interesting to see if Beckham is ultimately part of the movement.