Browns Owner Gets Brutally Honest About Odell Beckham
Browns owner Jimmy Haslam got brutally honest about Odell Beckham this week.
Cleveland gave up a lot to acquire Beckham from the New York Giants.
Unfortunately, the talented wide receiver’s first year with his new organization did not go as planned.
Whereas a lot of people thought that maybe Cleveland would compete for the AFC North and qualify for the playoffs, the team completely imploded instead.
Beckham, in particular, did not have an especially great year.
For the season he recorded just 1,035 yards and four scores on 74 receptions.
As a result of Beckham’s ineffectiveness, second-year quarterback Baker Mayfield also regressed badly from his rookie year.
The Browns’ struggles resulted in a 6-10 overall record and the firings of former head coach Freddie Kitchens and former general manager John Dorsey.
This week, Haslam was asked to give his thoughts on Beckham and what the future holds.
“Odell is extremely talented,” Haslam said.
“He was hampered by the groin injury [last season]. Listen, he could have done some things better, and we could have done some things better.
“I think Kevin is very excited to have Odell on the team. The surgery went well. He is rehabbing, and we look forward to having him and being a big, big producer for the team this year.”
Things got so bad with Beckham at one point last year that he started begging teams to trade for him.
Obviously that did not end up ultimately happening, but it was still a huge embarrassment for all involved.
Now everyone is saying all the right things, but can the relationship truly be repaired? We’ll find out once and for all come next season.
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