CLEVELAND — Many people have heard of the Legend of King Arthur, but do you know the Legend of the Elf?
Well, a Cleveland Browns fan aimed to change that by editing together a highlights package from the 2018 season and overlaid the video atop the audio from the trailer for “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” The video got more than 3,000 views in less than 48 hours on YouTube.
“I woke up,” said Arthur, played by Charlie Hunnam. “From a nightmare. Then, me and the lads took care of their business….We all lived happily ever after.”
Then came a twist, as general manager John Dorsey is shown on the video with the line, “For the first time, there’s something you don’t know. Something nobody told you.”
After that line came highlights of wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., whom the Browns acquired in a blockbuster trade with the New York Giants last week.
Over 59 regular-season games, including 56 starts, in five years with the New York Giants, Beckham Jr. turned 622 targets into 390 receptions for 5,476 yards and 44 touchdowns. Beckham Jr. averaged 92.8 yards per game, including a league-best 108.8 during the 2014 season.
A three-time Pro Bowler, Beckham Jr. has put four 1,000-yard and three double-digit touchdown seasons on his resume since being selected with a first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft out of Louisiana State University.
Last season, Beckham Jr. turned in a 77-catch, 1,052-yard, six-touchdown effort for the Giants.
Following the Beckham Jr. clips, the trailer featured highlights from quarterback Baker Mayfield, defensive end Myles Garrett, tackle Larry Ogunjobi, wide receiver Jarvis Landry, tight end David Njoku and cornerback Denzel Ward, all of whom have been acquired since the end of the 2016 season.
The “Legend” trailer was one of many created and released by Browns fans in recent days.
For the second time in a week, the Browns were featured in a parody trailer for an upcoming “Avengers” movie. This time around, the “Avengers: Endgame” trailer chronicles the struggles of the past and hope for the future.
From Bottlegate to Dwayne Rudd’s helmet toss that cost them a season-opening win against the Kansas City Chiefs in 2002, countless blunders against AFC North Division rivalss and a long lineage of quarterbacks, the Browns’ struggles are well documented.
But so was Mayfield’s unlikely rise from heralded rookie to franchise quarterback and the fact that he led a team that was 2-5-1 and in the midst of an unprecedented mid-season coaching upheaval to a 7-8-1 record and kept the Browns in the playoff chase through Week 15.
“The world has changed,” a female voice says at the start of the “Avengers” trailer. “None of us can go back. All we can do is our best, and sometimes, the best that we can do is to start over.”
A male voice added, “I keep telling everybody they should move on, but not us.”
Then, the Avengers vowed to finish the mission to save humanity.
“Even if there’s a small chance, we owe this to everyone who’s not in this room to try,” Black Widow said.
Everyone answered, one at a time, “Whatever it takes.”
The latest Browns-themed trailer followed two others in recent days, including a Disney parody and another Avengers preview.
Several local fans combined their talents to write, produce and edit a parody video of the song, “A Whole New World” from the Disney classic, Aladdin. Entitled “A Whole New Land,” the video has actors portraying Mayfield and Beckham Jr. on a magic carpet ride through Cleveland.