Goal No. 3: Playing in all 16 games, and being mostly healthy
The third goal for Odell Beckham is playing a full season and being mostly healthy in all 16 games and/or at least not dealing with hampering injuries. Beckham did play a full season last year with Cleveland, but he was clearly not nearly 100 percent physically.
Other than that, though, he has played only one full season in his career. In his 2017 season with the Giants, Beckham only appeared in four games due to an ankle fracture.
Due to that especially rough ankle injury, Beckham was even seriously considering retirement, per a recent roundtable discussion with New England Patriots’ QB Cam Newton, Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley and former Giants teammate Victor Cruz, via TMZ Sports. Fan support reportedly helped Beckham in his journey back, fortunately, and hopefully, he’s ready to roll in 2020.
In any case, while it is clearly anything but a certainty, if Beckham can appear in all 16 games (and hopefully more), that would be significant it itself if he’s mostly healthy and his true self.
That’s factoring in the tight end presence of Austin Hooper, and at least for now, it seems, David Njoku. Even if the Browns potentially trade Njoku, though, with Nick Chubb/Kareem Hunt and the rushing attack, Jarvis Landry and Hooper, Beckham’s presence over the top and active every week should pay dividends.
With formidable tight end play, we should see more of the true gravity of Beckham’s downfield presence down-to-down for the Cleveland Browns. But again, him hopefully being mostly healthy and ideally not dealing with hampering injuries is coincided with that for the Browns passing game.