The situation with Odell Beckham and the Cleveland Browns finally came to a head and the star receiver will be released from the team.
As the week progressed it appeared more evident the Cleveland Browns were preparing to move on from wide receiver, Odell Beckham. The situation started Tuesday when his father shared a YouTube clip of Beckham open on multiple plays and Baker Mayfield not looking his way, and it ended with his release from the team just over 24 hours later.
The strangest part about this scenario is why not trade him before the deadline? You may not get much for him, but something is certainly better than nothing. That’s why I continue to wonder if things really blew up in conversations between Beckham in the organization.
Wednesday started with Josina Anderson reporting that OBJ was excused by the team from practice and then quickly after reports surfaced that Kevin Stefanski shared with the team OBJ would not be a part of the team any longer.
You certainly hate to see a guy like OBJ released with no compensation, but the facts are the facts. He and Mayfield were never on the same page, and the juice just wasn’t worth the squeeze anymore. In three years with the team, Beckham missed 12 games and had a catch rate of just over 50 percent.
I’m not saying Mayfield will be the quarterback for the next 10 years in Cleveland, but it does appear he will be here for the next four or five and I think he’s earned that.
If you were forced to choose between OBJ and Mayfield, I don’t know how you pick OBJ. Let’s hope this is the turning point for the Browns and they can get back to winning ways.
Here’s to hoping OBJ can find a new home where he can maximize on his talent. Sadly, that just never happened in Cleveland.