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Odell Beckham Jr. prepared to have huge first season with the Browns

Odell Beckham Jr., Browns

The Cleveland Browns made one of the biggest splashes in football this offseason, trading for New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to pair with Jarvis Landry.

With Baker Mayfield at quarterback and Nick Chubb (and eventually Kareem Hunt) in the backfield, the Browns should have one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL in 2019.

But, of course, the headline name is Beckham, who didn’t take long to stamp his name among the best wide outs in football upon entering the league back in 2014.

So, just what does 2019 have in store for the three-time Pro Bowler?

Well, ESPN is projecting a big year (surprise) for Beckham, as it has him hauling in 90 receptions for 1,252 yards and nine touchdowns.

The 26-year-old is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he missed the final four games of the season as a result of a quad injury, but when he was on the field, he caught 77 passes for 1,052 yards and six scores.

Beckham, who played his collegiate football at LSU, was originally selected by the Giants with the 12th overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft.

He went on to make the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons, but the last two years, Beckham has only played 16 games combined due to various injuries.

New York went on to sign Beckham to a six-year contract extension last summer, but due to Beckham’s constant chirping through the media and some off-the-field incidents, the Giants apparently grew tired of Beckham and elected to trade him to the Browns for a first-round draft pick, a third-rounder and young safety Jabrill Peppers.

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