The Cleveland Browns have been waiting for Odell Beckham Jr. to wake up and make huge plays, he did just that on Thursday Night Football with a gorgeous 43-yard touchdown.
Just days after OBJ’s name was floated in trade rumors following an ugly Week 1 loss, the star receiver came through against the Cincinnati Bengals. When Baker Mayfield rolled out of the pocket, he saw his No. 1 receiver leaving cornerback William Jackson III in his dust. From that point, it was easy as a game of catch between Mayfield and Beckham Jr.
While the NFL needed to hit the replay booth to determine if OBJ’s knee came down before he crossed the goal line, fans knew it was a touchdown immediately. After watching the Browns get rolled over by the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday, this team is rolling a few days later.
We know what Beckham Jr. is capable of when given opportunities. He frequently got open against Baltimore’s secondary, but Mayfield struggled with his accuracy and decision-making. With the former All-Pro receiver now healthy, after being plagued by issues in 2019, we might be on the verge of seeing him return to form.