Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens said in his media session Wednesday that Beckham, "has a little bit of something going on that we expect him back pretty soon". "So I'm going to do everything in my power to be exactly where I need to be when I need to be there, and as I've seen already, he's going to deliver that ball".
The former No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft understands that because of it, there will be plenty of people rooting for his team to lose.
Listen to Colin Cowherd discuss a recent interview Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfieldhad with Complex Magazine that talked about his tabloid stardom as one of the most rebellious stars in sports.
Cleveland opens the 2019 regular season with a couple of winnable games, hosting Tennessee in Week 1 and traveling to NY to take on the Jets in Week 2. You've got to believe in it and take it one week at a time.
His "gets-us" meter shot through the roof and he further endeared himself to long-suffering Browns fans awaiting their savior. "Because I wouldn't say that everybody wants to beat us", he added. The most games the Browns have won in a season was 10 in 2007, a year they didn't make the playoffs. It stays within that locker room. NFL Network was at Browns' camp seemingly every other day during Inside Training Camp Live with nothing but glowing praise for Mayfield, Myles Garrett and others - signaling that Cleveland being good is good for business.
He added it "it went from having excitement over Bud Light coolers being opened to now people waiting to see us lose so they can say, 'Oh, they got too hyped up.' That's why you've got to have an even-keel mindset when it comes to that stuff". Cleveland also has Pro Bowl receiver Jarvis Landry and Antonio Callaway to pair with Beckham as pass-catching weapons for Mayfield. While Hunt is suspended, second-year back Nick Chubb had 996 rushing yards in 12 games as a rookie.
Myles Garrett and Denzel Ward each made the Pro Bowl previous year to lead the Browns defense, which is expected to be improved with the additions of Vernon, defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson and safety Morgan Burnett. All the Browns have to do is win games this fall, which is what Mayfield intends to accomplish.