Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is back to being fully healthy and he is excited to be in that position ahead of his team's big Week 1 game against the Baltimore Ravens. Beckham, who was traded from the New York Giants to the Browns last offseason, didn't have the season he hoped he would with the Browns last year and now he is eager to bounce back with a big 2021 season.
"I can say that I am definitely feeling better than last year," Beckham said, per the team's website. "I'm just thankful that God has put me in a position to where I am feeling better." The Browns, who entered last season as one of the Super Bowl contenders, finished the season 6-10 and failed to reach the postseason.
"I guess the only real judge is Sundays," Beckham said. "Everything else is neither here nor there. The ultimate tests are always on Sunday. I feel very good about this team, the staff and everything, and I am looking forward to getting to play."
Beckham's close friend Jarvis Landry also in great spirits
While at LSU, Beckham and Landry formed a close relationship and now they are teammates once again. Landry, who underwent a hip surgery shortly after the 2020 season ended, is also back to being fully healthy and he also wants to have a big year.
"I'm looking forward to having a season where I can actually be out there practicing more and not worried about an injury," Landry said. "I'm still getting better. I'm still improving, taking each and every day to work on the things that I need to work on to make sure that I am healthy."
Beckham and Landry are one of the top NFL receiving duos and Landry says they are constantly trying to find ways to grow together. "We are constantly growing," Landry said. "I think that is one of the biggest things for us is having that open line of communication, being able to talk to each other and being able to have hard conversations.
This is a game that throws a lot of challenges at you. I think the biggest thing for us is making sure that our communication level is at the point where it doesn't really matter what challenges we face or a team that we are going against. If we are on the same page, we should have successful plays."