Odell Beckham: Trade may be the best thing that ever happened to me

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It’s been a long time since the Cleveland Browns were viewed as a great destination for NFL players. But times are changing.

Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. said today that he was shocked when he found out that the Giants traded him, but once he adjusted to it he was thrilled. Beckham said today that he thinks the trade may turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to him.

“I’m very thankful for the opportunity to be here,” Beckham said.

Not long ago, people would have thought Beckham was crazy if he said he was thrilled to go from New York to Cleveland, but given that the Browns are loaded with young talent and have a young quarterback who looks like he’s going to be good for years to come, Beckham may very well be right that this could be the best thing to happen for his NFL career.

58 responses to “Odell Beckham: Trade may be the best thing that ever happened to me

  1. LOL…They are still the Browns folks!! I don’t care how much talent they have they are still the Browns….8-8 at best!!

  2. It very well may be, and as a Giants fan who loves the guy I wish him well. Things just got a little too contentious here (wish they hadnt) between Odell and the team, and a split was likely the best option. Im still not happy about it but at least we got a decent return in the trade. I hope Odell has learned some lessons and goes on to become the HOF’er he is capable of being.

  3. It very well may be, and as a Giants fan who loves the guy I wish him well. Things just got a little too contentious here (wish they hadnt) between Odell and the Giants, and a split was likely the best option. Im still not happy about it but at least we got a decent return in the trade. I hope Odell has learned some lessons and goes on to become the HOF’er he is capable of being.

  4. Think he will say the same thing after being in Cleveland for 3 months and the weather turns?

  5. Playing with a guy like Baker is the best thing that he could have ever hoped for. They should light it up for MANY years to come!

  6. I got to love how Baker jumped at the media types who were starting to aim the questions for OBJ around the idea that he was a diva and selfish. Didn’t even give OBJ time to answer. When his attitude was aimed at Hue Jackson there were 120 stories. Once that attitude is aimed at the media, and to their faces so far silence.

  7. I personally have liked most of the moves the new GM has made….chief amongst them was firing Hue Jackson. But his trades and draftings so far have been stellar. Even giving up on Josh Gordon who I like as a player turned out to be a good move.

  8. patsnewf says:
    April 1, 2019 at 3:08 pm
    LOL…They are still the Browns folks!! I don’t care how much talent they have they are still the Browns….8-8 at best!
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    That’s what everyone said about the Pats when I was growing up.

  9. Too early. But what else is he supposed to say? He’s still on his honey moon:)

  10. Just a week ago he was crying on his Twitter or Instagram about leaving the big apple. I’m glad he got sent to Cleveland so we don’t have to hear about buckwheat anymore.

  11. The players and coach Kitchens were all on the same page in saying they know looking good on paper in the offseason means nothing. They know they gotta produce.

  12. A lot of fans in NYC still love the guy. He should be quiet and let that continue. The more he talks the fewer there are.

  13. seems over night the Browns have gone from punch line to cant miss TV. as the driver of the band wagon don’t be shy we have plenty of seats for all of you !!!

  14. Asa Giants’ fan, I wish him well. Most talented Offensive player we ever had. That said, he has to stay on the field. Too many missed games over the past two years. He also has to prove he can play in the Playoffs. Take a look at the Giants’ last Playoff game on Green Bay. That QB everyone loves to criticize did nothing but throw darts and OBJ dropped several critical passes that were game changers.

  15. Look at it this way–if you were a young, gifted wide receiver, who would you rather have as your QB: Eli Manning or Baker Mayfield? Who has more upside?

  16. So the quotes he gave saying he’s glad to be there…anybody actually believe him? Lips service pure and simple. You don’t go from the Penthouse (NY) to the Outhouse (CLE) and think its a good thing. Totally lying in his comments.

  17. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    April 1, 2019 at 3:19 pm
    Lets remember the Browns STIll need to play the Steelers, Ravens and Bengals TWICE. 6-10 this year.

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    Well last year they were 3-2-1 against those teams, so I guess the division isnt so tough after all. And they were 8-7-1 on the season. And they have certainly upgraded in more than one area.

  18. patsnewf says:
    April 1, 2019 at 3:08 pm
    LOL…They are still the Browns folks!! I don’t care how much talent they have they are still the Browns….8-8 at best!!

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    You must not be a long time Pats fan if you don’t think a crappy team can finally assemble the right pieces and achieve greatness. You clearly don’t remember the Pats pre-belicick

  19. Dude wants a ring. Where would you rather be as a #1 WR in 2019? Oakland? C’mon.

    The only plausible better landing spot for him would arguably have been KC.

  20. This is the best trade the Giants ever made! Getting rid of this egomaniac diva. I am a long time Eagles fan. The Giants will be better without him just wait 2 years if that long.

  21. Cleveland has the potential to be a more exciting offense than KC was last year. And their defense is better than KC’s too. I’ve never been a Cleveland fan per se but I like to watch big-play offenses, so am looking forward to seeing what they do this season. 10 wins will be no surprise.

  22. Some athletes flourish in smaller markets. Not as many distractions and the community is tighter. Not every person is born in NY, LA or Boston. Most come from smaller cities and towns with less to offer. You’re pretty much there for three months out of the year working, plus days off you travel. You’d be surprised how many athletes and celebrities stay or at least have homes in NE Ohio. No one bothers them when they shop and you can stretch your millions on nice land in very nice towns.

  23. Gotta love the hype…… a second year QB and a HC who has never been an HC. Anything is possible, but the smart bet is disaster in wait.

  24. crabbies2013 says:
    April 1, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Giants fans still in denial apparently.

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    I am not in denial! I will miss the many Super Bowls we won with Odell……Oh! we didn’t.Well,the many playoff games we won with Odell….oops zero again. All kidding aside great talent ,but the ultimate diva. The adults on the team tried over and over again to help him grow up,but it never happened in NY. Maybe he will do better in Cleveland and can reach his true potential. I wish him the best,except against us!!

  25. patsnewf says:

    LOL…They are still the Browns folks!! I don’t care how much talent they have they are still the Browns….8-8 at best!!
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    Pat fan either is too young or too forgetful to remember when the Pats were NFL doormats. The Browns are on their way up and it may happen faster than you’re willing to accept.

  26. The best thing that ever happened to him was the NFL not outlawing those sticky gloves he uses.

  27. The Browns drafted a great young QB and then traded to get a loud mouth Diva WR
    Odell wanted LA instead he got Cleveland
    Lets guess 3 weeks before he acts out during a game

  28. I sure hope Cleveland proves some of the naysayers wrong. Why is it so hard for people to admit that eventually bad teams can turn it around with the right GM and right coaching?

  29. He’s full of BS, he would rather lose in the big city than win in a smaller city. He’s pissed and wants out.

  30. of course obj is pissed he was traded; he actually confirmed it in the press conference. but he was more upset at the giants because it seemed like they gave up on him and painted him as a bad guy. new team, new city, familiar faces to keep him grounded. barring injury, he’ll probably have his best season.

  31. He works very hard at his craft to catch the ball with one hand but he dosent work hard at being a professional football player !

  32. albanyjints says:
    April 1, 2019 at 4:12 pm
    Asa Giants’ fan, I wish him well. Most talented Offensive player we ever had. That said, he has to stay on the field. Too many missed games over the past two years. He also has to prove he can play in the Playoffs. Take a look at the Giants’ last Playoff game on Green Bay. That QB everyone loves to criticize did nothing but throw darts and OBJ dropped several critical passes that were game changers.

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    Most talented offensive player you ever had???? You must be very young and don’t know a thing about your Giants’ history.
    Beckham is primarily noted for two things — #1) he made a one handed catch. Big deal, I saw 10 players do the same thing last season. #2) he acted like an idiot many times.
    This guy will never achieve greatness because of what’s between his ears.

  33. So funny how I have been a member of this site for forever now and only seen a few Cleveland fans on here but now they start adding players like the Rams did last year and here they all come out…….or just the typical PFT Bandwagoners.

  34. “Lets remember the Browns STIll need to play the Steelers, Ravens and Bengals TWICE. 6-10 this year.
    So the Browns added OBJ,Vernon,Sheldon Richardson, Kareem Hunt etc… and will lose more games than last year? I love people like you who fail to see reality. Let’s remember the Steelers,Ravens and Bengals STILL have done nothing to compensate for all the changes the Browns have made in the last 13 months. All 3 of those teams are going backwards. So for me to believe that this team is anything less than Division champs this year would just be unrealistic. We can say that the Browns have done this many times before, but the difference is that we are acquiring actual good players this time instead of paper Pro Bowlers. The proof is in last year. We took huge steps, and not one Dorsey move has been a flop so far. Everyone’s just sad that the only way they can make fun of us now just makes em look stupid.

  35. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    April 1, 2019 at 3:19 pm
    Lets remember the Browns STIll need to play the Steelers, Ravens and Bengals TWICE. 6-10 this year.
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    Lets remember they went 3-2-1 in the division last year and half of those were BB(Before Baker). They are the only team in the division whose arrow is currently pointing up.

  36. With a promising young QB and the reunited LSU tandem of WRs, Cleveland will at least be able to shed the moniker of the worst landing spot in the NFL. If they can solidify their front office and have a decent draft day, this could be a great year for the Browns.

  37. This whole thing (Browns’ turnaround) has been and continues to be incredibly fun to watch. Not every move will be the right move but that’s all part of it and I truly believe, when it’s all said and done, they will end up having made a lot more of the right moves than the not-so-right moves.

    A lot of people know John Dorsey as a great scout but they don’t know the whole story. He retired as a player from an awful Packers team in 1989 and began his scouting career in 1991, also with Green Bay, when Ron Wolf came to town. He was here for the entire turnaround and he not only saw both sides (the good and the abysmal), he also saw them through two sets of eyes; one as a player, one as a personnel executive. That unique perspective has got to count for something. I can’t wait to see where this thing goes.

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