Baker Mayfield hasn’t spoken to Odell Beckham Jr. since the wide receiver’s father posted a video detailing all the times Mayfield has failed to target his son this season.
The 26-year-old Browns quarterback after training on Wednesday answered several questions about Beckham Jr. Although he hasn’t connected to the receiver since the video was released early Tuesday, Mayfield believes a conversation with him “may. do a lot “.
Mayfield added that he was surprised after Beckham Sr. posted the video and that focusing on the situation is distracting the organization from focusing on winning.
#brown QB Baker Mayfield was asked if he would accept Odell Beckham Jr’s apology: “Yes, I think any kind of conversation would go a long way.”
Asked if he’s hurt by all this: “Injured? Nah. Surprised? Yes.”
– Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) November 3, 2021
#brown Baker Mayfield complained: “We have to do more things at the same time instead of being able to focus on winning.”
– Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) November 3, 2021
The video in question featured Mayfield’s 11-minute collection of missing shots at a Beckham Jr. The receiver’s father posted it two days after receiving a pass on a target for 6 yards in the 15-10 defeat to Pittsburgh. When Mayfield was asked if he wanted the receiver back, he replied, “I would take anything to have a winning team right now.” The quarterback believes they they can work through their differences if Beckham ends up staying in Cleveland.
Mayfield told reporters he also spoke to receiver Jarvis Landry about the situation. While they both wanted success for Beckham Jr., they agreed that they both wanted to focus on winning.
#brown QB Baker Mayfield said he spoke to OBJ’s Jarvis Landry and everyone wants to see O succeed. “Jarvis wants to win as much as I do,” Mayfield said.
– Nate Ulrich (@ByNateUlrich) November 3, 2021
Brown’s coach Kevin Stefanski confirmed that Beckham Jr. skipped training on Wednesday. Following the availability of the media, he said the Cleveland organization apologized for hearing “it was the right thing to do.”
There are rumors that the Browns may release the wide receiver, but it is still listed as active on the Browns’ roster. Podcaster Jordan Schultz Furthermore, the Saints and Raiders are among the teams interested in acquiring the wide receiver should it end up in exceptions.
Although Beckham Jr.’s future in Cleveland is currently unclear, he is expected to start the Browns game on Sunday against the Bengals.