Odell Beckham, Jr. met with the media ahead of Super Bowl LVI and spoke on his exit from the Cleveland Browns and his relationship with Baker Mayfield
On Sunday, Odell Beckham, Jr. and the Los Angeles Rams will take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI — and Cleveland Browns fans are struggling to find a team to root for.
Ideally, they would want to see the Rams knock off their AFC North foe — especially since a Bengals win would mean only Cleveland has zero Super Bowls in the North — but OBJ’s presence in L.A. adds another layer.
Beckham is only with the Rams after forcing his way out of Cleveland. However, he still is acting as if he had no role in that, saying the video posted by his dad that criticized Baker Mayfield for not getting Beckham the ball was live before he woke. Of course, OBJ didn’t denounce the video and then was released after meeting with the brass, so clearly he was not happy.
Either way, it led to his release and he seems happy in Los Angeles. But Beckham does claim to regret not having closure with things being so abrupt.
“One thing I’ve always been big on in my life is closure because I feel like if doors, if they’re not closed, they’re always just still open. Just having to leave and leave these guys that are your brothers you’ve made lifetime friendships with, and it just happened so abrupt.” — Beckham said via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal
While things did fade out fast, OBJ seems to have had time to make things right with many of his teammates as they have been incredibly supportive of him on social media, with Jarvis Landry even showing up on a virtual meeting for a quick love-fest with OBJ for us all to witness.
Odell Beckham has yet to speak to Baker Mayfield
There is one player he has yet to speak with, so maybe that’s where the closure statement comes from. Beckham’s dad posted a video where it showed OBJ running open but not getting passes from Baker Mayfield.
That made the questions surrounding Mayfield as the future of the team become louder and now as the former Cleveland wideout heads to the biggest game of his life, he admits he and Mayfield have not spoken to one another.
It’s not as if this is entirely shocking because it didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out there was a problem with the two. Sure, they tried all they could to make it work but once it became clear that wasn’t happening, and the video was posted, it was hard to see this unfolding any other way.
Eventually, the two will likely talk and bury the hatchet but for now, this remains one part of Odell Beckham. jr.’s life without the closure he desires.