Despite being “very excited about his fresh start” , Odell Beckham Jr. can’t seem to stop talking about his former team.
In an interview with GQ Magazine, Odell Beckham Jr. talked about feeling “disrespected after the team traded him to Cleveland:
My initial reaction was not disappointment.… I felt disrespected. Like, after everything I’ve done for them.
Odell went on to talk about how he was the sole reason the team was still relevant over the last five years:
This is me being honest: This team has not been good for the last six years. Period. Even the year we went to the playoffs and everyone was talking about this and that. And we went there, and I didn’t have a great playoff game.
Don’t get me wrong, I had a terrible game. But I left the game with seven targets, and I’m supposed to be your number one receiver. I left the game with seven targets. We lost. They scored 40 points. It’s just all bad.
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.
— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) July 22, 2019