It might not be prudent to trade Odell Beckham Jr. after what the Cleveland Browns gave up to get him, so it might be best to hang onto him.
The Cleveland Browns’ first year with Odell Beckham didn’t go as they had hoped. That’s not debatable. Beckham was lost in the offense, hurt, and having to adjust to not just a new offensive scheme than the one he became an All-Pro in but to quarter by quarter changes in game planning. It’s not at all out of the realm of possibility that the Browns retain Beckham in the hopes that a second year with Baker Mayfield and a second year in the city will help things turn out better for the enigmatic wide receiver.
The team is looking to make moves this offseason to improve the team and Beckham could be on the list to move, or the list to stay. If he stays, there are plenty of reasons why that makes sense and really all comes down to one’s personal opinion. What is his value to every individual? That’s what Andrew Berry and Kevin Stefanski will need to figure out about Beckham. Is he the type of player that the team can still build around? If he is, does that mean it makes more sense to move him? If he’s not still that type of player, what could you even get for him?
These are all valid questions, but for the basis of this list, we’re going to assume that Beckham has enough value to the Browns organization that those in charge see him as someone to hold on to. That’s not unsurprising they’d think that, as there are are some strong reasons to make sure he’s retained. It may surprise some on here, but this isn’t a zero-sum equation. There are plenty of positive reasons to keep Beckham. It merely comes down to each person and if those individual reasons are enough to keep him. It’s also the case to move him too, which is why there’s a second list of reasons to move him. It’s entirely up to you the reader to decide which five reasons you most agree with.