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Every game of Odell Beckham Jr.'s tenure in Cleveland seems to be a referendum on his fit with the Browns. Ever since arriving via trade from the Giants in 2019, the veteran wide receiver has been under the spotlight for his production -- or lack thereof -- alongside quarterback Baker Mayfield. Just this week, Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot suggested the Browns should actively look to trade the former All-Pro, not because he can't be a 1,000-yard receiver again, but because he's yet to look like one in Ohio. Ask Beckham, however, and he's focused more on winning a championship, which he thinks the Browns have a "great" chance to do in 2021.

"I can't sit there and lie like I don't want the ball," Beckham said Thursday, per 92.7 The Fan. "I feel like I'm a shooter (in basketball). I know I bring a lot of attention to defenses and other people are going to be open. You just have to live with that ... The ultimate goal is to win the championship, and I feel like I'm in a great situation to do that. My main focus was to be healthy, stay healthy, get through a season."

The Browns are certainly candidates to make a run this year. They're 3-2 behind the Ravens in the AFC North, but their two losses have come in shootouts with the Chiefs and Chargers, arguably two of the most explosive teams in the conference. Through five games, they've scored the sixth-most points (142) in the NFL and averaged more yards per game (417.6) than all but four teams.

Only time will tell, of course, if Beckham will, in fact, be part of their prospective playoff run. Mayfield and coach Kevin Stefanski and everyone in between -- Beckham included -- have said all the right things about the wide receiver's place in the offense. Since returning in Week 3 from a torn ACL that wiped out more than half of his 2020 campaign, however, the ex-Giants star hasn't lit up the stat sheet. He's caught just nine passes for 124 yards and no touchdowns, finishing Week 5's high-scoring affair with a season-low two catches for 20 yards, even with fellow starter Jarvis Landry still sidelined.