BIGPLAY.com’s Cleveland and NFL writers reacted to the trade Tuesday night that turned wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. into a Cleveland Brown.
John Dorsey and the Cleveland Browns have quickly assembled one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL. With the OBJ trade, the Browns got better today. I can’t wait to see the creativity Freddie Kitchens and staff cook up (pun intended). Coupled with the upgraded defense, the Browns have all the pieces in place to be legitimate contenders in the AFC. I think I speak for all fans when I say it’s about time, now let’s get it.
First of all. I just want to say that I am FOR this trade, it’s good for the fans, but as the world is running around celebrating a super bowl, I’m sitting back sipping my beer patiently waiting.
OBJ is talented, there’s no doubt about it, and I know our offense is going to be lit. I, unfortunately, can’t get excited about something without seeing the finished product on the field and how the big personalities will mesh.
Maybe it’s just me or, maybe all the hype has dulled my senses.
I’m a Browns fan who has built up a wall, will it be knocked down this year? I hope so.
Odell Beckham Jr to the Cleveland Browns? If you asked me a year ago, I would say that you’re out of your mind. Odell Beckham Jr, the 1st round pick out of LSU in the 2014 NFL draft, is heading to Cleveland. This may be the most exciting thing to happen to Cleveland since The Block in the 2016 NBA Finals. You will remember where you were when Lebron came out of literally nowhere to block Andre Iguodala, and you will remember where you were when John Dorsey pulled off the trade of the century to acquire Odell Beckham Jr. Looking at the starting lineup for the Browns offense is like completing a fantasy lineup. Baker Mayfield, Jarvis Landry, Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, Odell Beckham Jr, David Njoku, and Duke Johnson? I was saying back in November that the Browns are America’s team, and today, I double down on that statement.
Coming from a Cleveland Browns fan who lives 2,500 miles away from the city I was born to love after moving to Oregon in July, this is by far the biggest trade in Browns’ history in my lifetime and I’m going to guarantee any Browns fan’s lives. After all the jokes of taking the Browns to the Super Bowl, of course, toilet referenced, the news comes during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and I’m not sure if it could be any more fitting than that. I’ve made countless FaceTime calls, reached out to my mom who knows nothing about sports and pretty much everybody else in between acting hysterical and out of breath on the other side of the phone. The future is extremely bright in Cleveland and there’s just one last thing to say; Super Bowl, Super Browns!
When the OBJ rumors first started a while back, I was less excited than most. Superstar wide receivers hardly put teams over the top and Beckham has had some character issues in the past. However, I think Jarvis Landry and Baker Mayfield will get along fine with him and kind of keep him line. Plus, the Browns defense should be formidable as well so they aren’t a one dimensional team.
I am sad to see Jabrill Peppers go, but it’s easier to find a good safety than a player like Beckham, Jr. at the very least this move brings even more excitement to an already buzzing football town.
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