The Cleveland Browns and Odell Beckham didn’t end on great terms, but the coverage during the Super Bowl is completely one-sided.
Everyone is aware of the Cleveland Browns and Odell Beckham saga that occurred in the middle of the 2021 season. It was extremely frustrating for Browns fans, but in the end, I’ll admit it was likely the best outcome for both sides.
Beckham was tired of being missed by Baker Mayfield, and OBJ began forcing things that led to poor play and uncharacteristic drops. When you are competing at that high of a level, there is no doubt frustration was going to set in with so many struggles.
However, the narrative from Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth during Super Bowl LVI coverage has been completely one-sided and laughable. After having their player conversations before the broadcast, they quickly made up their minds that the Browns organization was to blame.
On multiple occasions, they both mentioned that Beckham was forced out of Cleveland, or that he felt abandoned by the team and he found his way to the Las Angeles Rams. Playing it like Beckham was done so wrong and barely landed on his feet.
Give me a break, the guy had his dad post a YouTube video online that ultimately forced the hands of the Browns. They also barely restructured the agreement before the cut which allowed him to easily clear waivers and sign with the team of his choice.
I’m not mad to see Beckham have success in L.A. and I certainly wasn’t happy to see him injured after early success.
But let’s call a spade a spade, and Beckham clearly wasn’t the victim in what happened with the situation in Cleveland.