While on the Pat McAfee show, Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk said everyone is laughing at the Cleveland Browns due to Odell Beckham’s success in L.A.
Back in November, Odell Beckham, Jr. signed with the Los Angeles Rams following his release from the Cleveland Browns.
It was hard to see such a talent leave the team while getting nothing in return but the truth is, the relationship was strained beyond repair and it was the best move for both parties. However, that doesn’t mean the Browns are free from criticism.
After landing with the Rams, Beckham has flourished as he put up 305 yards and five touchdowns in eight games and has added 236 yards and a touchdown in three playoff games.
With Cleveland, he had just 232 yards and no touchdowns in six games, which is less production than he has had in half as many playoff games in L.A.
This has led to new criticism as it gives those who think the problem in Cleveland was Baker Mayfield — not OBJ — much more ammunition. And according to Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk, it also has everyone laughing at the Browns.
A guest on the Pat McAfee show, Faulk held no punches as he stated the Browns look terrible in this situation. And host McAfee also added that it looks even worse when players such as Jarvis Landry openly praise Beckham for getting out of Cleveland and winning.
That’s a fair point by McAfee as the NFL has seen countless players force their way out of town. What usually follows is well wishes from players, then radio silence.
However, in the case of OBJ — who left following his dad releasing a video trashing Baker Mayfield for missing a wide-open Beckham time and again — there has been a huge, and continual, outpouring of support for Beckham. Players in Cleveland are constantly praising the man who couldn’t wait to get out of town as he continues to have success.
As much as we would like to shrug that off and say they’re only supporting a friend, former NFL players are pointing to the obvious — that’s it’s a terrible look for this franchise. And the one person it looks the worst for us Mayfield, since he clearly had no rapport with OBJ after nearly three years whereas Matthew Stafford found that in mere days.