Should the Cleveland Browns trade Odell Beckham Jr? The debate seems to never end
I, like you have either been asked that question a half dozen times or you’ve had that ongoing debate with your best friend. Odell Beckham Jr., the NFL star receiver who plays for the Cleveland Browns gets that kind of daily conversation.
The reasons vary but some suggest he’s a “troubled” receiver. Others say he can’t “not be the headline” where ever he plays ball and if he’s not the star on the team he will pout and be a bad teammate so trade him. Have you seen that side of Beckham yet in Cleveland? I sure haven’t.
I recently wrote an article on what I expect to see Beckham do this upcoming season for the Browns. He’s coming off a major knee injury and he’s been rehabbing since last October 2020. My colleague Randy Gurzi of Dawg Pound Daily recently suggested that Beckham won’t get traded this season and I’m generally of that same opinion. However, there are many others in this social-media-crazed world that so badly want to speculate just because.
I’ve seen articles written projecting NFL teams like the San Francisco 49ers, Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots are all eager to trade for Beckham.
A writer out of Indianapolis, Jerry Trotta, of Horseshoeheroes.com, wrote that Colts should trade for Beckham because new Colts quarterback Carson Wentz would benefit from Beckham’s talents. Yes, any team would benefit from Beckham’s talents, and guess what the Browns have Beckham on their team.
This same Colt’s writer said that Beckham never has meshed well with Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and that the Browns focus on their offense is more on the running game and that their Colts coach Frank Reich would do a better job utilizing Beckham.
Yes, the Browns have an excellent tandem of running backs with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt but I’m not sold on the notion the Brown’s offense is centered on them. And wasn’t Brown’s coach Kevin Stefanski named Coach of the Year by the Associated Press? I’m not quite sure I’d give Colt’s coach a heads up on Stefanski but that’s for another conversation.
As my colleague Gurzi mentioned in his article, I agree too that giving Beckham the opportunity to work with Stefanski’s offense a second year will only help the Browns.