Cleveland Browns reason to avoid OBJ reunion No. 3: Injuries
Odell Beckham Jr. is a headache off the field. His performance on the field does not justify the off-field headache. But that performance happened when he was on the field, which he has had a hard time doing. OBJ has a long history of injuries.
The most important injury to discuss was his ACL tear during Super Bowl. Right now, OBJ is rehabilitating his second ACL tear to his left knee. At minimum, this will mean he will not be full strength in 2022 if he even plays at all next season.
During the 2019 campaign, his first in Cleveland, Beckham dealt with a groin injury the entire season. He did not miss a game, but his play was affected. In the offseason, he had surgery to repair a core muscle injury.
During the 2020 season, Beckham looked healthy. But he battled a toe injury up through Week 4. He was able to play through it to his credit. But he then suffered an ACL tear to his left knee in Week 8 while attempting to make a tackle on a Mayfield interception. He did not play the rest of the season.
In 2021, he suffered an AC joint sprain in the fateful game against the Arizona Cardinals in which in the Browns did not show up. He played through two games with the injury before his dad created a twitter video leading to his release. Oh, the drama!
Between the drama, “me” first attitude and the never-ending injuries, Odell just doesn’t seem worth the risk. The Browns need to go in a different direction this offseason. Just say NOdell to Odell returning to the Browns.