Cleveland Browns superstar wideout Odell Beckham Jr. is ready to dominate his opponents in 2021 for a full season after only appearing in seven games in 2020. The three-time Pro Bowler, who tore his left ACL in Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals and required season-ending knee surgery, is ahead of schedule in his rehab.
Odell Beckham Jr. recently took to social media to express his excitement level for the upcoming season. When a troll decided to hop in OBJ’s mentions and make fun of his injury history, the dynamic player perfectly fired back.
Odell Beckham Jr. sends a positive message to his fans
When he was on the New York Giants, Odell Beckham Jr. was one of the most feared players in the NFL. In five years with the Giants, OBJ recorded 390 receptions for 5,476 yards and 44 touchdowns. He made three Pro Bowl teams and won the 2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year Award.
Since getting traded to the Browns in 2019, though, Beckham Jr.’s numbers have decreased, mostly because he hasn’t been able to get on the same page with Baker Mayfield. In 23 games with the Browns, OBJ has 97 catches for 1,354 yards and seven touchdowns.
Despite tearing his ACL and watching the Browns go 6-3 without him and win a playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Beckham Jr. vows to be a difference-maker again in 2021. The Louisiana, New Orleans native recently tweeted out to his followers, “They gotttta seeee me this year. Ima stand on that.”
There’s always going to be haters on Twitter, and Odell Beckham Jr. ran into one. However, in typical OBJ fashion, the 28-year-old destroyed the Twitter troll.
Odell Beckham Jr. fires back at the troll
A Twitter user named Kevin Gleason made fun of Odell Beckham Jr. by pointing out he’s prone to injuries. Since entering the NFL, OBJ has undergone multiple surgeries.
Instead of ignoring the Twitter troll, Beckham Jr. responded to him by saying, “Yea all that weak ass hating shxt don’t work no more….. u gotta come a lil harder than that! I been u thought that was witttty asf.”
Beckham Jr. is clearly a man on a mission. If he can stay healthy in 2021 and develop a better relationship with Baker Mayfield, don’t be surprised if Beckham Jr. returns to the Pro Bowl.
Moving forward, Odell Beckham Jr. has a cap hit of $15.8 million in 2021, with nearly $12.8 million placed in injury guarantees. There have been rumors that the Browns could trade the former LSU star, but it looks like OBJ is ready to ball out wherever he’s playing next season.
Don’t forget how special OBJ is
In 82 games with the Giants and Browns, Odell Beckham Jr. has 487 receptions for 6,830 yards and 51 touchdowns. He’s the only player in NFL history to put up those numbers in his first 80 games.
Even though the Browns went 6-3 without OBJ in 2020, they are a better team when he’s on the field next to Jarvis Landry, Baker Mayfield, and Nick Chubb. If he’s healthy, Beckham Jr. is primed to put up special numbers in 2021 after going through a rough 2020.
Stats courtesy of Football Reference.