Odell Beckham Jr. is very confident in the direction of the Cleveland Browns.
Beckham Jr. appeared to have a fun-filled start to his week at New York’s Met Gala on Monday. The Pro Bowl receiver showed up to the fundraising gala in a kilt, where he spoke with GQ Magazine on his feelings regarding the Cleveland Browns.
“I plan on being there for the next five years and trying to bring as many championships there as possible,” he said, “turning [the Browns] into the new Patriots.”
Beckham Jr.’s excitement was at an all-time high on Monday, reiterating the notion that this might be the happiest time in his life so far.
With Super Bowl championships on his mind, the former New York Giant also offered high praise for Baker Mayfield, who Beckham sees as perhaps the best quarterback in the entire NFL after just twelve starts last year.
“I would say he’s next, but I feel like he’s now,” Beckham says of Mayfield. “He’s Brett Favre—he’s going to be a Hall of Famer.”
Two very lofty comparisons for Beckham Jr. during just one interview at Monday’s Gala. Stating that the plan is to turn the Browns into the Super Bowl dynasty Patriots will bring even more expectations to a team that only won seven games last year.
Of course, Beckham Jr.’s comments took the Cleveland media and Twitter world by storm on Tuesday. It appears some of the fans that so badly wanted the All-Pro receiver in Cleveland were not ready to handle the reality of it and the expectations that come with him.
The Browns have undergone some of the most painful agonies in the history of professional sports. With General Manager John Dorsey, the pain seems to be relived and the team is fun again. The Browns matter again. While they certainly are not the “new Patriots” just yet, no one should brush off the possibility of it happening very soon.
Regardless of the expectations Beckham Jr. stumbled into, the superstar wideout seems ready to lace up his flashy cleats and storm the field in Cleveland. Something he has not done yet since joining the Browns.
Mandatory organized team activities will take place in Berea next week and Beckham Jr. is expected to take the practice field then, hopefully without the kilt.