Once again, social media is going in circles with the idea that Odell Beckham wants to get out of his contract with the Cleveland Browns next year
Even with that being the case, his name is starting to trend on Twitter with rumors that he’s already got one foot out the door.
This is according to “sources” which have not been named. And it comes from an account that has a lot of followers but doesn’t break sporting news.
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So why is the story gaining traction? Because there’s some believability to it.
For years, rumors circulated that OBJ was unhappy with the New York Giants and for the majority of the 2018 season, everyone was waiting for the news to break that he was traded to the Browns.
Then in the offseason, it finally happened as Cleveland gave up a first and third-round pick along with safety Jabrill Peppers for OBJ. And then the excitement began.
Beckham was paired with Jarvis Landry once again and they had an exciting young quarterback in Baker Mayfied. Records would be broken and the Browns were finally going to be relevant.
Fast forward to Week 14 and we are still waiting for the fireworks. Beckham and Mayfield haven’t been on the same page, and possibly not even the same book.
The team has needed to work hard to get him the ball and he’s often forgotten about late in games. On the year, he has 57 receptions and 805 yards but only two touchdowns which is a far cry from his normal output.
With his lack of big plays, it’s very believable that he would want out — which is why this rumor grew legs.
However, nothing has been said by the player or his reps as of now. And until that actually happens, there’s no reason to concern yourselves with the idea.