Austin Corbett & Odell Beckham are two kindred spirits as they prepare to take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI. The offensive lineman and standout wide receiver both spent some miserable seasons in Cleveland along the way. It’s been a long road to the top for these two Rams stars.

Corbett is one of the five starting offensive linemen who will be responsible for protecting quarterback Matthew Stafford in the big game. Odell Beckham and Cooper Kupp lead an explosive Rams wide receiving group. Both men have had a long, hard road out of Cleveland.

Austin was drafted two spots ahead of Pro Bowl running back Nick Chubb. Corbett lost a battle for a starting job with the Browns and was eventually traded to the Los Angeles Rams. There, he has hit his stride and now stands at the precipice of immortality if his team can pull off the victory today. Corbett spoke about his journey out of Cleveland during a recent Super Bowl media availability event.

“I had a lot of time to kind of reflect on the flight out. Just, ‘What did I do wrong while in Cleveland?’ Just trying to look inside, ‘Wow could I have done better? This is my fault.’ Then quickly shifted into that mindset of, I have this new opportunity to go and make the best of it.”

While Austin Corbett was doubting himself, the Rams fully believed in his talents. After some injuries, he was placed into the starting lineup in 2019. Corbett hasn’t looked back.

There was never much of a chance for Odell Beckham Jr. and Austin Corbett to reach the Super Bowl with the Browns. Fate intervened and brought both to Los Angeles. Tonight, they will both start in the Super Bowl in their home stadium. It’s been a long, strange trip to the top.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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