Dorial Green-Beckham is “not necessarily sure” why the Tennessee Titans traded him after one season, but he welcomed a change of scenery in Philadelphia even at this point in young career.
“I think this will be a fresh start, new start, new teammates, new family, great family atmosphere,” said Green-Beckham, who the Eagles acquired on Tuesday. “I feel like this is a brand new start.”
The Eagles played Green-Beckham in the second half of their 17-0 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday. Chase Daniel threw two passes in his direction, but he had no catches. Green-Beckham arrived on Tuesday afternoon and traveled with the team Wednesday.
“I feel like being in this offense, I can catch a lot balls, score a lot of touchdowns,” Green-Beckham said.
Green-Beckham said he showed up to the Titans’ training camp “in great condition” and did “everything I needed to do” there, including stay after practice and put in extra work. The Titans wanted to see more consistency from him, and he said he must focus on “eliminating mental errors.” He also said his past legal issues were behind him and he’s matured since college.
“Totally a whole different person,” Green-Beckham said. “The off-the-field stuff is in the past, has been in the past. That stuff, I’ve never heard anything since then being brought up from anyone. That tells me I’m doing the right things.”
When he heard about the trade, he said his first thought was that it’s “starting over,” but he believes the trade will be good for him. And after a whirlwind 48 hours and his first time in an Eagles uniform, Green-Beckham arrives in Philadelphia this weekend ready for that start.
“Really fast, like the blink of an eye,” Green-Beckham said. “To go from one offense to another offense, playbook to playbook, home to home, you’ve just got to pick up on it.”