After some reports that Odell Beckham Jr. was not too thrilled about joining the Cleveland Browns, the wide receiver is showing those beliefs were wrong.
It started when Beckham said that he was “going dark” on social media so that he could process the trade and his move from New York to Cleveland.
But Giants running back Saquon Barkley fueled the rumors that Beckham was not thrilled with going to Cleveland, saying he did not think Beckham was “really happy” about the trade after the two talked immediately following the trade.
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However, Beckham has shut down those rumors and is starting to show his excitement about joining the Browns through a series of social media posts. Beckham said on Twitter he “woke up feeling dangerous,” the phrase made popular by Baker Mayfield. He has also shared multiple Instagram posts of himself in a Browns uniform.
But it was not until Friday night when Beckham shared a video of himself working out in a gym wearing a Browns hoodie. He pounded his chest and said “Dawg Check,” something that is destined to be a popular phrase in Cleveland and will end up on shirts around town.
Beckham has quickly showed that the idea of him being upset about the trade to Cleveland is false. Despite not arriving or being introduced in Cleveland yet, Beckham is starting to show his excitement about joining the Browns.
For the first time in a couple of seasons, Beckham will be on a team who is ready to compete for the playoffs. With the talent on the Browns roster, Cleveland has become a popular pick to win the AFC North and potentially be a threat to win the AFC Championship.
Add in the fact Beckham will be joining one of his best friends in college, Jarvis Landry, and his former wide receiver coach at LSU, Adam Henry, Beckham will have familiar faces around him with the Browns.
It may have only been speculation, but Beckham has quickly shut down the narrative about being unhappy in Cleveland. With his official introduction to the Browns set for Monday, Beckham can finally tell the media his real feelings about becoming a part of the Dawg Pound.