Odell Beckham Jr. wants to turn Browns into ‘the new Patriots’


Cleveland Browns' Odell Beckham poses with his jersey along with Baker Mayfield, right, Myles Garrett, left, and Jarvis Landry during a news conference. (Ron Schwane/AP)

Odell Beckham Jr. has his sights set on the Super Bowl with the Cleveland Browns – and not just one.

The star wide receiver has been his new team’s biggest hype man since being traded from New York to the Dawg Pound in a blockbuster deal on March 12, and he’s just getting started.

In an interesting feature by GQ writer Cam Wolf published Monday, which is a fun read for both the fashion-savvy and football-obsessed alike, Beckham revealed that he’s got big plans for the next chapter of his NFL career in Cleveland.

“I plan on being there for the next five years and trying to bring as many championships there as possible,” Beckham said, “turning [the Browns] into the new Patriots.”

The article follows the 26-year-old into designer Thom Browne’s New York City studio to get fitted for his Met Gala outfit – a sleeveless suit jacket, bowtie and a kilt, like only he can rock – and is filled with entertaining anecdotes and neat insights into his mindset this off-season.

Beckham called the trade “the biggest blessing of my entire life” during his introductory press conference on April 1, and has optimistic Browns fans thinking the same thing as the young squad has finally emerged from a decade-long rebuild and looks ready to claim the AFC North and beyond.

One of the most interesting nuggets from Monday’s article is that Beckham, who told Wolf he’s “probably the happiest I’ve ever been in my life,” said he thought he’d be traded long before the deal actually went down:

The star receiver endured persistent trade rumors when he was with the Giants, and says that around December of last year he started to feel “something in my gut…I just wasn’t very happy.” Beckham says he thought he was going to be traded two years ago—and that he really believed he’d be traded to the Browns last year. “It just became not the right fit,” he says of New York.Cam Wolf, GQ

Beckham also expressed his excitement about playing with two of the Browns’ biggest stars, which includes best friend Jarvis Landry – “I would take a bullet for him,” Beckham said of his college and now NFL teammate. “I hope it’d hit me in the arm, but I’d take a bullet for him.” – and second-year quarterback Baker Mayfield, a future Hall of Famer in his eyes, who reminds him of Brett Favre.

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