Odell Beckham Jr seems to have interest in teaming up with his friend, Jarvis Landry. The Cleveland Browns would be the most realistic place for this team up to occur at. Here are a few ways the Browns can acquire OBJ.
Landry also just inked a five-year, $75.5 million deal with the Browns after being traded to the team this offseason. Due to this, its safe to say that Landry wont be leaving the Browns anytime soon.
OBJ, however, is about to become an unrestricted free agent in 2019. The Giants have also seemed open to trading him, which is an interesting thought for the Browns.
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Let’s dive into a few ways the Browns can acquire the 2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Trade Scenario #1
The Browns have currently have nine draft picks in the 2019 NFL draft. This includes all of their picks, plus the Patriots third-rounder, and the Jaguars seventh-round selection. The Giants have a 37-year old quarterback named Eli Manning. This means a rebuild is imminent for the team, and paying OBJ $20 million a year, like he wants, would hinder that rebuilding process.
Cleveland is currently getting out of their rebuilding process and could use a dynamic weapon to add to their new arsenal. The Browns currently have two Pro Bowl worthy wide receivers, but could really use Beckham’s talents.
Josh Gordon‘s ability to stay in the game is one to be questioned. He recently announced he is taking a short leave of absence from the team, which is for his mental health. This is a great sign of his maturity, but the Browns need to hope for the best and expect the worst.
Jarvis Landry‘s game is almost completely the opposite of Beckham’s. Landry is a reliable slot receiver who can get you shorter yardage when you need it. Odell is an explosive outside receiver who gets you big chunks of yards at a time.
The Browns would be stupid to try to not pair them up. Cleveland could offer the Giants a trade of draft picks for OBJ at the trade deadline. Since he would only be a half season rental, don’t expect a first round pick in the deal.
They made similar deals for Jamie Collins and Landry. They gave up a third-round pick for Collins and a fourth and seventh round pick for Landry.
Cleveland would most likely offer a third and a seventh-round pick for OBJ at the deadline. At max, they give up a second and a seventh, most likely not giving up their coveted first round draft pick.
To sum it up, this is what a trade for only picks would look like:
Browns Receive – Odell Beckham, Jr.
Giants Receive – Cleveland Browns 2nd round draft pick, Jacksonville Jaguars 7th round draft pick.