Steve Smith blames Baker Mayfield for Odell Beckham drama in vicious rant

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Amid the Browns’ Odell Beckham Jr. drama, the mercurial wide receiver has astatine slightest 1 large sanction successful his corner.

Former All-Pro receiver Steve Smith, who is present an expert for NFL Network, called retired Browns backmost Baker Mayfield for his evident relation successful the struggle during the pregame amusement for “Thursday Night Football.”

“You’re average,” Smith said of Mayfield. “You’re not precise good, and Odell is moving connected due to the fact that of you.”

Beckham has struggled immensely since joining the Browns, averaging conscionable 54.7 yards per crippled since coming to Cleveland – playing each but 1 of those games with Mayfield nether center. Earlier successful the week, his father, Odell Beckham Sr., posted clips to Instagram of his lad being unfastened and Mayfield not throwing the shot to him, which escalated the drama.

The Browns now program to merchandise Beckham, a determination that reportedly volition hap connected Friday. Mayfield said helium would bash “whatever it takes” to lick their conflict, but it seems similar it’s beyond repair.

Mayfield has been a importantly amended backmost without Beckham connected the field. He threw 16 touchdowns to conscionable 2 interceptions aft Beckham went down with a torn ACL successful 2020. In 2 games without him successful 2021, Mayfield completed 40 of 49 passes for 531 yards.

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Smith, however, is siding with his chap wide receiver successful the escalating drama.