If the team does end up trading Odell Beckham Jr, it’ll come as a huge admission that the original move to acquire him was a mistake but why move him now?
The Cleveland Browns management didn’t confirm nor deny that anyone was off-limits to be moved during a recent presser of sorts and that got people wondering about the future of certain players on the team. None more discussed on sports talk radio than Odell Beckham Jr. The Browns will have a lot of decisions to make this offseason but none more important than the status of Beckham.
There are already rumors that stretch back to the last season that Beckham wants out of Cleveland. So if he does want out, or the team wants to move on, what would be the reasoning to keep Beckham? There isn’t much of one, other than what he could do. That’s the situation that Browns fans need to keep in mind, is that over the last three years he’s been a disappointment for both teams he’s played for. He’s been oft-injured and that doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon. If he’s now become a malcontent and demanding to be moved, the team should absolutely move him. He’s been problematic wherever he goes.
The team can still get something back from him. Maybe not two first-round picks, or even one, but you could probably get a group of thirds or seconds for him. Maybe even pull off a first and fourth if you the Browns throw in a third with Beckham. Fans may not like the decision but it’s now going on four years since he was last really seen as a true playmaking wide receiver.
There are arguably five reasons that the team may look at when evaluating a trade involving Beckham, so let’s take a look at them.
(*To play devil’s advocate, tomorrow there will be a ‘5 reasons to keep Beckham’ article.)