No, the Browns are not looking to trade Odell Beckham Jr.
Despite the early struggles of the offense, do not believe the rumors that the Browns are looking to trade wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
The curse of the blue checkmark strikes again, as a verified account took to Twitter to tell the world that the Cleveland Browns are open to take offers on star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Put the rumors to rest and move on to the Seattle Seahawks as the Browns look to get back to .500 on the season.
For a multitude of reasons, Beckham is not on the trade block, first and foremost being that it makes no sense to give up multiple picks and a talented safety just to ship him off after five games. Secondly, given that the Browns’ offense is currently struggling to hit a stride, trading one of the best receivers in the National Football League would not do anything to benefit franchise quarterback Baker Mayfield.
The only logical explanation would be that the superstar receiver is disgruntled, but he made sure to take to the media last week in order to explain that he is here as a member of the Browns and not for the success of himself. Just as with handshake-gate, the media is looking to add to the firestorm of issues already coming out of Berea.
One of the most respected NFL insiders around the league, Benjamin Allbright even took to Twitter to dismantle the rumors, confirming that the Browns are not shopping a top-five receiver in the league five games into his tenure with the team.
Sure the Browns are not off to the success that many envisioned, but the sky is not falling in Cleveland. They have a first year head coach and the third youngest team in the league; the Browns are not going to panic and burn the whole thing down after three losses.
Look for the Browns to turn things around on Sunday against the Seahawks and for Beckham Jr. to take advantage of a weak Seattle secondary. Light a match and take it to the Beckham Jr. trade rumors, it is not going to happen; not today, not tomorrow, not for the foreseeable future.