Odell Beckham reveals he practically retired after struggling season-ending damage in 2017
Odell Beckham Jr., Cleveland Browns. (Photograph by Christian Petersen/Getty Photos) Cleveland Browns receiver Odell Beckham practically retired after struggling his ankle damage in 2017.Issues haven’t fairly gone in line with plan for Odell Beckham Jr. within the AFC to date. After becoming a member of the Cleveland Browns previous to the 2019 marketing campaign, the expectation was he’d assist the group get again to the postseason and make some critical noise within the AFC North. That merely didn’t occur.Beckham had a down yr production-wise, with the media bashing him at instances for not dwelling as much as his hype. Because it seems, the famous person large receiver virtually by no means even made it to Cleveland. Heck, we virtually by no means noticed him play in 2018 or 2019.In a current roundtable interview with Cam Newton, Victor Cruz and Todd Gurley, Beckham revealed that he was significantly contemplating retiring in 2017 after he suffered his terrifying ankle damage whereas with the New York Giants.Odell Beckham missed the ultimate 11 video games of 2017 after fracturing his ankle“I stated this in school, I stated, ‘I concern the day that they make this sport a enterprise and never what I like,’” Beckham stated through 247Sports activities. “And once I seen that for the primary time … after breaking my ankle, like, I thought of not taking part in no extra … they’ve ruined the sport of soccer for me a little bit bit.”As you’ll be able to see, OBJ was fairly critical about hanging up his cleats. In that 2017 marketing campaign, he ended up lacking the ultimate 11 video games of the season. Being away from soccer clearly broke his coronary heart, however on the identical time, he was scuffling with the concept of getting to return again from such a devastating damage.Regardless of contemplating retirement, Beckham got here again in full power and stays one of many extra proficient receivers within the league. He’ll look to have a bounce-back season in 2020, with the hopes of getting the Browns ready to make the playoffs. It’ll be simpler stated than achieved, after all.