Odell Beckham Jr. always has admired the New England Patriots from afar.
Now, he wants to take their crown.
In an interview with GQ prior to Monday's Met Gala in New York, Cleveland's star new wide receiver set very, very lofty expectations for the overhauled Browns.
From GQ's Cam Wolf:
He’s excited about the rest of the first-round talent filling up the roster, too, so much so that he thinks this is a championship-level team. Dynasty-level, even.
"I plan on being there for the next five years and trying to bring as many championships there as possible,” he says, "turning [the Browns] into the new Patriots."
Keep in mind the Browns went 7-8-1 last season and haven't made the playoffs in 16 years. But we suppose Beckham has reason to be confident after Cleveland added himself, Kareem Hunt, Olivier Vernon and Sheldon Richardson to a team on the rise.
The three-time Pro Bowler also expects big things from quarterback Baker Mayfield, whom he compared to Brett Favre and believes could be a Hall of Famer.
"I would say he's next, but I feel like he's now," Beckham said of Mayfield.
We'd imagine Tom Brady and the Patriots -- who have won four of the last five AFC titles and show no signs of regression -- will have something to say about Beckham's comments when New England and Cleveland meet in Week 8.
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