5 Cleveland Browns players who may have already peaked
No. 1: Odell Beckham Jr., Wide Receiver
There is a real trend in this list. Four of the five players are entering year eight of their career and are anywhere from 29-30 entering the season. Odell Beckham is in the same boat, and he will be coming off a serious injury last year.
Beckham has still been a good player, but will we ever see 1,300 yards and 10 plus touchdowns like he did in his first three years in the league? I certainly hope so, but it appears his body is too susceptible to injury to allow that to happen.
That doesn’t mean Beckham can’t be a great NFL receiver, it just means he isn’t a top 5 receiver in the league, and will likely continue to decline as he continues to age. Beckham has 3 years remaining on his contract, with the last two years having no guarantees.
The Browns will once again be in the driver’s seat. OBJ may end up being healthy and can play out the life of the contract, or the Browns will be able to release him next offseason and his dead money to the cap will be zero.
Trust me, I want to see Beckham succeed as much as anybody, but injuries the last four years are a major red flag. The body just doesn’t heal the same when you’re 30, no matter how hard you work at rehab.