4. Browns WR Odell Beckham
I didn’t want to put him. I’m rooting for Odell Beckham Jr. If he’s excelling, then the Browns are that much closer to winning a Super Bowl.
It felt like the Browns were forcing him the ball in this one, but this time around, the play calls were productive. He caught five balls for 72 yards. He moved the chains twice. He was contributing.
So, how does OBJ land here? You know it, the drop on 4th and 12. For the second straight game, Beckham dropped a key fourth-down pass that would’ve extended a drive and probably wold’v led to points.
The Browns really needed it there, trailing by 16 with just over 12 minutes to go. By failing to score there, Beckham’s drop basically sealed the end for his team.
He’s the No. 1 receiver, contributing shouldn’t be the bar. He’s got to make the fourth-down catch, just as he needed to last week.
I know everyone will be looking to trade him, but my guess is that Beckham will stay put, for at least the rest of this season.