Odell Beckham Jr. thinks first Browns press conference is gonna be ‘more iconic than we all realize’
Odell Beckham Jr. arrived in Cleveland for the first time since coming over in a trade with the New York Giants last month, joining the Browns for voluntary offseason workouts on Monday.
Beckham also spoke with the media for the first time since the trade, and one of his first statements was just memorable the press conference is going to be years from now:
“I think this moment is going to be more iconic than we all realize,” said Beckham, according to Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Browns sent a first-round draft pick, a third-rounder and young safety Jabrill Peppers to the Giants in exchange for the star wide receiver.
Beckham is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he played 12 games, missing the final four games of the season due to a quad injury. During the time he was on the field, he hauled in 77 receptions for 1,052 yards and six touchdowns.
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 in the league, immediately stamping his name among the best wideouts in football.
However, the last two years, Beckham has played in just 16 games combined due to various injuries.
The Giants actually signed Beckham to a six-year, $95 million contract extension last August, but ultimately grew tired of his frequent outbursts and off-the-field issues, which played a huge role in New York’s decision to trade him.