OBJ makes 1-handed catch, officials pull him because of visor v Jets

Browns WR argues orange-tinted visor legal

Daryl Ruiter
September 16, 2019 - 9:07 pm

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Cleveland, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – Odell Beckham Jr’s return to MetLife Stadium was a memorable one.

Beckham opened the night by making a sensational one-handed catch on the far sideline that went for a 33-yard completion from quarterback Baker Mayfield to set up a first-and-goal before he was taken off the field by the officials on third-and-goal.

He put the game away by turning on the jets and blowing by all 11 of Gregg Williams’ defenders with his longest touchdown catch-and-run of his career – 89 yards. It was the fourth longest passing TD in franchise history.

Back to why Beckham got pulled by the officials: he was wearing an orange- or gold-tinted visor, which apparently was an equipment violation. Beckham argued to officials that the visor was legal according to the Browns radio network.

It was speculated that Jets defensive assistant Blake Williams, son of Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, pointed out the visor to the officials.  

With Beckham temporarily out, the Browns had to settle for a 23-yard field goal and a 3-0 lead.

Beckham went to the locker room early before halftime after being unable to come up with a deep ball into double coverage in the end zone from Mayfield, but he returned in the second half. He said after the game he was cramping up all night.

When the dust settled, Beckham got the last laugh.

He was targeted 10 times and he caught six of them for 161 yards and the score and the Browns left the big Apple with a much-needed victory.

Prior to the game Beckham wore a clear Richard Mille watch that reportedly retailed for over $2 million, but he removed it prior to kickoff and did not have it on during the game.