A number of NFL stars changed uniforms this season and it’s going to take a little getting used to. Le’Veon Bell trading in his black and yellow for “Gotham Green,” Antonio Brown running routes in silver & black and Odell Beckham Jr. rocking the brown & orange, just to name a few.
We’ve all seen the photoshopped images of those players in their new digs, but with voluntary minicamps set to kickoff in the coming days, the reality is starting to set in. For instance, Beckham Jr. took to instagram last night to share the first, real photos of himself in Cleveland’s brown and orange unis.
The Browns acquired the 26-year old star in exchange for their 2019 first round pick (17th overall), a third-round pick and safety Jabrill Peppers. The Giants selected Beckham 12th overall out of LSU in the 2014 NFL Draft, and he racked up over 1,300+ receiving yards with 10 or more touchdowns in each of his first three seasons. In 12 games with the G-Men last year, OBJ caught 77 passes for 1,052 yards and six touchdowns.
Cleveland will kickoff the 2019 season on September 8, at home against the Tennessee Titans. Then, it’s on to MetLife Stadium, as Odell Beckham Jr. makes his return to the place he called home for his first five seasons, as the Browns take on the New York Jets on Monday night.
In total, Baker Mayfield, OBJ and the Browns will be featured in four primetime games this season – the most for Cleveland in over a decade.