On Wednesday, it was finally time for reporters to ask questions they had been sitting on since reports surfaced of Odell Beckham Jr. telling teams that he wanted out of Cleveland after less than a year.
Making matters even worse were even more reports that stated multiple players on the Browns told players and coaches on the Arizona Cardinals to “come get me” after their Week 15 loss.
First up was Odell, and after joking about stating he talked to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Argonauts of the CFL, he confirmed that he wanted to stay in Cleveland.
Odell Beckham jokes he’s talked to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Argonauts about playing for them then adds: “I’m not going anywhere. I’ll be here (with the #Browns). We’ll figure this thing out.”
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 18, 2019
#Browns Odell Beckham Jr.: “I didn’t buy a house here to sell it”
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) December 18, 2019
Giants GM Dave Gettleman on Odell Beckham Jr. in January: “We didn't sign him to trade him”
Odell on trade rumors today: “I didn't buy a house here to sell it”
— The MMQB (@theMMQB) December 18, 2019
Odell has just 910 receiving yards and two touchdowns in 14 games with the Browns.
Next up was Jarvis Landry who was called out as being one of the players who told the Cardinals he wanted them to come get him.
“I would never look to another team during a game especially that we’re losing and say ‘come get me’ with a worse record than we have. … don’t try to slander my name.”
Jarvis Landry, on the NFL Network report that he was telling Arizona players “come get me” out of Cleveland: “I would never look to another team during a game especially that we’re losing and say ‘come get me’ with a worse record than we have. … don’t try to slander my name.” pic.twitter.com/nyNGPP2yDb
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) December 18, 2019
The team is just 6-8 after an offseason where they were crowned champs before games were actually played. Their slim playoff hopes need a ton of help to actually come true with two weeks to go.