Odell Beckham Jr makes bold statement ahead of season debut

Aug 22, 2021; Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 22, 2021; Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports /

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr is set to make his 2021 season debut on Sunday.

The former LSU Football star hasn’t played since week seven of the 2020 season.

Beckham tore his ACL in a week seven win against the Cincinnati Bengals.

OBJ has been working his way back to the field and he’s finally “ready to go” according to Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski.

Odell Beckham Jr makes bold statement ahead of return

OBJ isn’t just ready to return to the field, he’s ready to make a massive impact for the Browns.

The dynamic wide receiver spoke to reporters this week and made it clear that he has his sights set high this week.

Here’s what OBJ had to say this week (via ESPN):

"“I’ve worked extremely hard to not only get back, but improve and be better than I ever have been,” Beckham said Thursday. “I’m definitely looking forward to it. It’s been a long time. A long time in that cave. … It’s going to be special.”"

How can you not love that confidence from OBJ?

It doesn’t even matter if he backs it up or not this week. It’s obvious that Beckham is determined to be better than he’s ever been.

Players can’t perform at an elite level unless they’re extremely confident. And Beckham is certainly not lacking in confidence. That’s the type of attitude every fan should want to see from their favorite players.

The Browns will definitely need Beckham to be near his best this weekend against the Chicago Bears.

Cleveland will be without Beckham’s former LSU teammate Jarvis Landry. The Browns placed the veteran wide receiver on injured reserve this past week with an MCL sprain in his left knee.

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The Browns and the Bears will kick off at 12:00 PM CT/1:00 PM ET on Sunday afternoon. The matchup will be broadcast on Fox.