Cleveland Browns: 4 benefits of trading for Odell Beckham

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There is nothing more valuable in pro spots than having a franchise quarterback on a rookie deal, and that’s the situation the Browns find themselves in with Baker Mayfield.

General manager John Dorsey knows this, and he’s pulling out all the stops to finally put our beloved Cleveland Browns into the Super Bowl.

Consider the weapons currently surrounding Mayfield: OBJ, Landry, Callaway at receiver, David Njoku at tight end and Nick Chubb at running back.

Oh yeah, and at some point, Kareem Hunt is going to play.

Skill position wise, you couldn’t ask for much help to help support Mayfield as he enters his critical second season.

Previously,  I made the argument that Mayfield didn’t need Beckham. Franchise quarterbacks can make great receivers. Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers do it all the time. Who throws the balls does matter, but when you’ve got the cream of the crop catching the ball, one would think the learning curve would be accelerated.

There’s no excuses now, but keep in mind, the pressure will ramp up on first-year head coach Freddie Kitchens. There’s all of a sudden a lot of egos on this team and if the Browns don’t perform, all eyes will be on the former running backs coach.