Will OBJ Leave Cleveland? Browns Star 'Not Going Anywhere' Next Season

Odell Beckham Jr. has no intention of leaving the Cleveland Browns next season and has dismissed rumors suggesting he was looking for a wait out of Ohio after just one season.

Earlier this month, the star wideout had fuelled speculation over his future, suggesting "no one knows what the future holds, like tomorrow" when asked to evaluate his first season in Cleveland.

"I'm not going anywhere," the 27-year-old said while speaking to reporters on Wednesday, as per ESPN. "I'll be here. We'll figure this thing out. It's just too special to leave."

On December 8, FOX Sports reported Beckham had issued at least one "come and get me" plea to opposing players and coaches throughout October—the Browns played the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots in the month.

The three-time Pro Bowl selection, however, was determined to quash the rumors on Wednesday and insisted he was determined to address the issues that have affected him and the Browns this season.

"We're going to be here," he explained. "We're going to do it again, and we're going to be what we felt like we should've been and correct all the little mistakes and all the if-we-would've-did-this games. It's just too good."

To underline his commitment to Cleveland, Beckham pointed out he has purchased a property in the city and had no intention of leaving just yet.

OBJ: I’m not going anywhere. I’ll be here. We’ll figure this thing out. It’s just too special to leave.” Asked him if that meant 2020: “Yeah, we’re going to be here. We’re going to do it again. And we’re going to be what we felt like we should’ve been.” pic.twitter.com/Aa8JTnyjPZ

— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) December 18, 2019

"I didn't really buy a house here to up and leave it, and do renovations on the house and build a doghouse," he added.

"It's just done. It's time to just put it to bed. I'm going to be here. Nothing more to talk about."

Beckham was the star acquisition of an offseason that reshaped the Browns.

Ahead of the season, Cleveland was touted by many as a potential dark horse for the Super Bowl after acquiring Beckham from the New York Giants and signing free agent Kareem Hunt after the star running back was released by the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the Cleveland Browns adjust his helmet prior to the NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on December 15 in Glendale, Arizona. Ralph Freso/Getty

The Browns, however, never lived up to expectations and enter the final two weeks of the regular season with a mediocre 6-8 record.

Beckham has been plagued by hip and groin problems throughout the season, which have limited him in practice and in games.

The 12th overall pick of the 2014 draft is currently going through an eight-game streak with fewer than 100 receiving yards—the longest such spell since he entered the NFL.

The former LSU alumni has 67 receptions for 910 yards and two touchdowns so far. With the exception of the 2017 season, when injuries limited him to just four games, this campaign is shaping up to be by far the worst of Beckham's career from a statistical standpoint.

The Browns lost 38-24 to the Cardinals in Arizona last week and face the Baltimore Ravens at home on Sunday, before ending the season on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals.