Cleveland Browns: 3 teams to target Odell Beckham amid ongoing struggles

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Oct 17, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich on the sideline in the second half against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

After another poor performance in Week 7 for the Cleveland Browns, here are three teams that may look to acquire the talented, yet underperforming, wide receiver.

When the Cleveland Browns acquired Odell Beckham Jr. in 2019, they expected him to bolster their offense and provide a spark for the remainder of his career with the team. However, outside of his first season in a Browns uniform, where he caught 74 passes for over 1,000 yards, Beckham has largely been a disappointment in orange and brown.

This season, while missing the team’s first few games while recovering from surgery to replace a torn ACL, OBJ has been a disappointment in the games that he has been able to play in. The continued inability to get constant chemistry with starting quarterback Baker Mayfield has been an issue since the two joined forces, and has derailed what looked like a hall of fame career for the wide receiver.

On Thursday night’s game against the Denver Broncos, Beckham dropped two passes in the first half and slipped down on another target. While playing through a tough shoulder injury, OBJ still looked like the same liability he has been in every appearance of 2021 thus far.

While he did finish better in the second half, he still wound up with just two receptions for 23 yards on the night — a far cry from what we are used to seeing from him.

Because of his continued struggles, no matter the quarterback, opposing team, or head coach, it may finally be time to take calls on the struggling pass catcher, as it just doesn’t seem to be working for OBJ and Cleveland. Here are three teams that could target Odell Beckham Jr., should the Browns look to move on from him.

Cleveland Browns trade target No. 3: Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts are a team that could really use a quality receiver to help get their season back on track. After an offseason trade that saw them acquire quarterback Carson Wentz, reuniting him with his former offensive coordinator Frank Reich, many expected Went to rebound and help the Colts compete with the Tennessee Titans for the AFC South title.

However, a lack of weapons on the outside, due in large parts to injuries, has left Wentz and the Colts’ offense looking for answers. T.Y. Hilton has missed all but one game this year with injuries, and outside of him, no receivers have consistently stepped up outside of Michael Pittman Jr.

Acquiring OBJ would immediately add a playmaker to a receiving corp that needs a leader badly. While OBJ may ultimately be best served to rest his shoulder injury for a few weeks to prevent any further serious injury, he could help the Colts in their hunt for the AFC South championship crown, a division that looks to be anything but a runaway in 2021.

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