With rumors of the Cleveland Browns looking to trade Odell Beckham swirling, it’s important to keep an eye on possible replacements if that happens.
The Cleveland Browns have had an up and down relationship with Odell Beckham since his arrival. Beckham wasn’t too happy last year, constantly getting himself into situations over his cleats, his visors, handing out money to college players, slapping men on the butt and screaming at his coaches. That type of constant chaos is bound to wear on anyone. Whether you blame the team for being dysfunctional or Beckham for being the dysfunctional one, it’s not too crazy to then hear trade rumors.
(Editors Note: This aged fast)
First, it was about Beckham wanting out before the year was even over. There were whispers around the trade deadline that Beckham was unhappy in Cleveland. Heck, there were even some who thought Beckham would want out of Cleveland before the season even started. Yet no trade was made and Beckham cobbled together a moderately successful season, for any player who is paid less than $15 million a year.
Then the offseason came, where the rumors of trading Beckham again started to circle, only this time it was the Browns who were looking to move on from the troubled receiver. San Francisco popped up as a potential landing destination and with the NFC West making big moves to improve their offenses, perhaps there’s weight to that rumor. Would San Francisco make a move for Odell Beckham? One could argue he’s not on the same level as DeAndre Hopkins anymore, but if he’s not, he’s right below him. So a first-round or two second-round picks shouldn’t be a huge ask.
If the team does move Beckham however, who should the Browns go after to replace him? Let’s find out.