This week, Odell Beckham Jr. practiced inside a facility decorated with banners honoring Cleveland Browns legends.
Apparently the 3-time Pro Bowl wide receiver walked away inspired.
With the Browns 3-day minicamp over, Beckham took his talents to the West Coast, attending Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors in Oakland, Calif. While doing so, the star wideout still managed to rep his new team, donning a Jim Brown Cleveland throwback jersey, as captured by TSN Sports and Complex Sports.
Speaking to reporters following practice on Wednesday, Beckham spoke of the on-field greatness in Cleveland he hopes to recreate.
“I do see a lot of potential with this team, and not even just because I’m here,” Beckham said. “I really feel it, and I feel something in the air, something special that Cleveland hasn’t had for a while. And I’m happy to be a part of that. I hope that I can help do whatever I need to do to push that that way.”
In arguably the biggest trade of the NFL offseason, the Browns acquired Beckham from the New York Giants in exchange for first and third round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, as well as safety Jabrill Peppers. In five seasons in New York, the 26-year-old amassed 390 catches for 5,476 yards and 44 touchdowns, including 77 catches for 1,052 yards and 6 touchdowns in 2018.
A 3-time MVP and 8-time Pro Bowl selection, Brown was the star player on the last Browns team to win an NFL championship in 1964. Suffice to say, Beckham is hoping to follow in the Hall of Fame running back's footsteps in more ways than one.