The 2019 NFL regular season will likely be announced within a week or so, but it sounds like some players have already gotten a peek at part of it. Last night on social media, new Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. may have given away who Cleveland will be facing in Week 1:
Just seen the schedule, it’s funny how God and the universe works.... week 1 surprise— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) April 11, 2019
It’s the type of tweet that reads, “Wow, after all of the crazy changes to my football life the past month, I’ll be headed right back to New York in Week 1.” The Browns don’t play the Giants this season, but they do play the Jets at MetLife Stadium, where Beckham has played his entire career.
Further fueling speculation came when Jets safety posted a picture of the team’s new uniforms on Instagram, and then Beckham commented with, “See you [in] Week 1.”
Some fans wanted to see the Browns vs. Patriots right off the bat, but the limelight for Cleveland’s first game could still be pretty big. The NFL is already celebrating their 100th season by featuring the Packers and Bears rivalry in the opening game.
This would be the 50th anniversary of Monday Night Football, and the very first Monday Night Football game was between the Jets and Browns. Therefore, it has been speculated that the Browns will face the Jets on Monday Night Football in Week 1 — for the East Coast game at 7 PM. Add in the fact that both teams have promising young quarterbacks and other buzz-worthy players (Beckham for the Browns and Le’Veon Bell for the Jets), and you’ve got your game. Cleveland would also be going up against their defensive coordinator and interim head coach from a year ago, Gregg Williams.
What do you think of the possibility of the Browns vs. Jets being featured on Monday Night Football in Week 1?