Cleveland Browns: Trading Odell Beckham wouldn’t be a mistake, for the right place

Cleveland Browns Odell Beckham (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Cleveland Browns Odell Beckham (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Fans are divided on Odell Beckham Jr. since he arrived as a member of the Cleveland Browns last off-season, yet a trade rumor might see him leave.

Whether you love him or hate him, think he’s overrated, or think he can still rebound, Odell Beckham Jr. has been a hit or miss among Cleveland Browns faithful since his arrival. He underperformed in 2019, dealing with more injuries (a career problem) and having some of the most receiver-caused drops in the NFL according to Pro Football Focus.

So whether you’re a fan of his or not, the idea of keeping Beckham is one that should make you pause for a moment and contemplate what his value is both on and off the team. On the team, he helps Jarvis Landry specifically by being a good friend. That bond is strong and Landry’s desire to remain in Cleveland could be affected by moving Beckham.

Yet, by moving him you free up the need to force him the ball, which is a trademark of his. You also get rid of a headache who constantly brings negative attention to the franchise, as well as bringing in multiple draft picks (hopefully) to add to the draft capital, while sparring the Browns a bloated price tag that Beckham has yet to live up to.

So, the real question is; if the value is right, do you make the trade? Whether it’s San Francisco or Pittsburgh, if the team can get enough in return for Beckham, you make the move. A first-round and a third, two seconds or hell, even four third-round picks will make me pull the trigger to move on from Beckham. He’s another diva wide receiver who’s just too much to deal with and doesn’t produce enough to warrant putting up with.

This may not be a popular opinion but yes, Beckham has got to go if Baker Mayfield and the offense is going to get back on track. The team has plenty of Grade-A passing targets right now, and just need a handful of backups and a slot receiver to round things out right now. Finding a starter in the draft or free agency to replace barely 1,000 yards isn’t going to be hard.

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