Why OBJ should stick
Look, Beckham is signed through 2024. Let’s try to stay in the present. This Browns team was 0-16 in 2017. Now they are good. Let’s stick with that and not try and play general manager all the time as fans.
Now, if Beckham’s season goes south, and that possibility is always out there because of Beckham’s rash of football injuries over his career then yes, at that point then maybe you consider the trade possibility, but then you walk the tight rope of what you could get back in return on a trade?
Julio Jones, the new receiver for the Tennessee Titans was recently traded from the Atlanta Falcons where the Falcons received 2022 2nd round pick and 2023 4th round pick. Jones will be 32 years old whereas Beckham will only be 29 this season. So that could come into play if a trade were more seriously looked at by the Browns.
The whole “troubled” player label on Beckham is the other biggest mystery to me as to why that continues to be the fuel for so much of this Beckham trade talk.
Now, I will admit that when Beckham arrived in Cleveland in 2019 and he played that year under the guidance of then Browns coach Freddie Kitchens, and he was more interested in wearing flashy watches or styling shoes on the field that were prohibited by the NFL, yes, I was somewhat concerned. But with Stefanski entering as the coach those, somewhat egotistical actions have dissipated.
Let’s see what Beckham can accomplish this next season. The trade winds will continue. Probably always will because of that Beckham magnetism, but it’s much more fun following a player and a team that is on the rise.