The Cleveland Browns and Odell Beckham Jr. had a disappointing 2019 season after initially believing they could be talented enough to make a deep playoff run. That failed and the Oakland Raiders should try to capitalize on it.
It seems the Browns don’t plan on trading Beckham Jr. It’s worth noting, that’s also what the perception the New York Giants portrayed after signing Beckham Jr. to a contract extension before ultimately trading him.
“I think they intend to keep him, absolutely,” Jay Glazer of The Athletic wrote. “They just have to use him the right way. Put their square pegs in the square holes. Without a doubt, they intend to keep him.”
In a separate report, Glazer stated that Beckham Jr. told players and coaches that he wanted to leave the Browns. Glazer even went as far as to say that he ‘doesn’t see that relationship ending well for them after his year.’
Beckham Jr. ended up putting up decent numbers during his inaugural season as a member of the Browns. He totaled 74 receptions, 1,035 receiving yards, and four touchdowns, which was down significantly from some of his previous seasons.
A lot of the down production Beckham Jr. provided the Browns can likely be attributed to the team’s ‘dysfunctional offense.’ Things could be different after the team decided to make a coaching change but it will still be vital that Baker Mayfield improves over the offseason.
Here are three reasons the Raiders make perfect sense for an Odell Beckham Jr. trade: