Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has made a prediction for his upcoming 2020 NFL regular season.
The 2019 season did not go as planned for Beckham or the Browns. Cleveland entered the season with Super Bowl hopes, but ended up missing the playoffs.
Beckham had a solid year, but his numbers (74 catches for 1,035 yards and four touchdowns) were down compared to where they normally are.
The All-Pro wide receiver expects that to change in 2020. He’s expecting a big season, perhaps his best yet as an NFL player.
“I would honestly say this is probably going to be one of my best seasons. Bigger, stronger, faster — this is my time,” Beckham said on YouTube.
Beckham admitted that he wasn’t completely healthy last year, thanks to an injury that got worse over the summer.
“So last year I was training in June and July, and I was kind of just feeling stuff around the groin area, abs and stuff like that,” he said. “My third week of training camp, I tear a little piece of my ab. So before the season, I kind of had the hernia thing going on. Sports hernia is what they call it. End up at the end of the season, torn abductor, torn rectus abdominis on the right.
“So pretty much, I was just f—ed up the whole year. I really didn’t try and say anything about it. Probably one of the worst surgeries I’ve ever had. Recovery’s going well. Guess I’m really just trying to put my body back together. I’ve been playing for 23 years, so for me, I’m trying to put it all back together in seven months.”
Both Beckham and the Browns are hoping for a major step forward in 2020. It sounds like Beckham is confident in it happening.