Value has never been lower
You’d be lucky to get a bag of Twizzlers in return for Beckham at this point in his career. Beckham was had for a discount as was since the Giants were done with his nonsense. Since then he’s gotten more hurt, been more of a headache and has proven less on the field than he has at any point in his career. Why would a team give up a lot to get him?
Let’s be clear, a free agent Beckham would command probably 20 teams or so vying for his talents. At a severe discount from his current salary. A trade, however, is a vastly different story. The Browns gave up a first-round pick, a third-round pick, and a potential future Pro Bowl safety to get Beckham. What would the Browns want in return? The same thing?
Ha. Good joke.
A first-round pick might not be out of the realm of possibility if you’re talking to the Patriots, Ravens or Seahawks. Don’t call the Lions, Bengals or Falcons though. Beckham maybe has a bottom ten (#22-#32) first-round price tag at that right now. Then again, as mentioned above, Moss was traded for a fourth-round pick from the Raiders. Speaking of the Raiders, they only gave up a third and fifth-round draft pick to get Antonio Brown.
So what’s the market realistically for Beckham and what are the Browns willing to eat in a loss to get rid of him? There isn’t a team, maybe besides the Raiders, who would even consider matching what the Browns gave up to get Beckham. So anything really would be at a loss of sorts if you move him. On the flip side, Beckham’s value is known today. It could be higher in a year or could be a lot, lot lower as well. So do you cash out when you know what Beckham is worth or ride the NFL Trade Stock Market and hope his stock increases?