Odell Beckham Jr. Wants To Move On From Talking Giants

July 23, 2019 - 3:04 pm

Odell Beckham Jr. never is too far away from the headlines no matter what city he is in. On Monday, the ex-Giants wide receiver made the news for his GQ interview saying that he felt "disrespected" by the Giants when they traded him. 

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On Tuesday, Beckham Jr. said that he's hoping to move on from discussing his former team moving forward, according to ESPN. 

"The only time I talk about it is when I get asked about it," the Browns wide receiver told ESPN during his youth football camp. "It's like a double-edged sword. I don't want to talk about it. But if I get asked about it, I feel like I have to answer the question.

"I'm ready to put it all behind me. I think everybody has moved on. I've moved on. They've moved on. It's just time. This is where I'm at. I'm a Cleveland Brown now. This is my team."

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Beckham Jr. made the playoffs just once with the Giants and went 5-11 last season. The Giants traded him in March to the Browns for safety Jabrill Peppers and a fiirst and third-round draft pick. 

Here's what Beckham Jr. said in the GQ article: "My initial reaction was not disappointment. ... I felt disrespected. Like, after everything I've done for them," Beckham told GQ. "I felt disrespected, because I felt like I was a main reason at keeping that brand alive. They were getting prime-time games, still, as a 5-and-11 team. Why? Because people want to see the show. You want to see me play. That's just real rap. I'm not sitting here like, 'It's because of me.' But let's just be real. That's why we're still getting prime-time games. I felt disrespected they weren't even man enough to even sit me down to my face and tell me what's going on."

The Hollywood-esque 26-year-old receiver now joins Baker Mayfield and Jarvis Landry in a high-powered Browns offense. The Giants will move on with Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard with Eli Manning behind center for now and Daniel Jones waiting in the wings.