He makes his return to the field for game time action for the first time in nearly a year.
While he is obviously thrilled to be in the lineup against the Chicago Bears, it is clear that he is missing his good friend Jarvis Landry.
Landry was injured in Week 2 and is now on injured reserve with a sprained MCL.
OBJ brought Landry along, in a way, to the pregame warmups.
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 26, 2021
Wearing a smile from ear-to-ear, OBJ is wearing a Juice T-shirt with many pictures of his teammate.
There has been so much speculation since Week 1 about when OBJ would come back.
He is 11 months removed from ACL surgery.
There were subtle hints that Week 3 would mark his return.
The injury report was one of them.
#Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr, attempting to fully return from a torn ACL, is not listed on the injury report for the team’s game on Sunday.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 24, 2021
His coy answer while meeting with the media for the first time in months was another one.
OBJ was all smiles when asked if he’s going to play this week: “We’ll see.” pic.twitter.com/J7BKluSFXf
— cdotcombrowns (@cdotcombrowns) September 23, 2021
Coach Stefanski eventually stated that he would be playing in Week 3.
OBJ is officially back. Odell Beckham Jr. will make his season debut Sunday vs. the Bears, coach Kevin Stefanski just announced #Browns
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) September 24, 2021
We do not know if he will be on a limited snap count.
Stefanski did not elaborate because he wants to keep the Bears guessing also.
What We Hope
We really want to see some of the OBJ flair that we have seen for months while playing catch with Mayfield.
— Camryn Justice (@camijustice) September 24, 2021
The other thing we hope to see soon is a healthy OBJ and Landry on the field together.
Landry is expected to be out at least three weeks.
JARVIS LANDRY THROWS A TOUCHDOWN TO OBJ! #Browns
— NFL (@NFL) October 4, 2020
Hopefully, he is back before the midpoint of the season, and the two create some exciting offensive plays together as they have done in the past.
Watch the Browns take on the Bears at 1:00 PM EDT on Sunday, September 26.
The Browns will be wearing their 75th-anniversary limited edition uniforms for the game.