Browns: Why Odell Beckham Jr. should no longer be considered elite

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OBJ’s Numbers Aren’t At The Top

One of the easiest ways to determine how one player fits against the others is looking at the facts. And in this case, it’s the receiving numbers.

Just looking at the last two seasons, Beckham Jr. hasn’t come close to being one of the top receivers. He failed to be in the top 20 in either year for receptions or touchdowns. In fact, since 2017, Beckham Jr. has only 13 total touchdowns.

In comparison to some of the other elite wide receivers, Beckham Jr. numbers fall far below. Look at the stats for DeAndre Hopkins, Michael Thomas and Julio Jones. All three of those fell in the top 6 in receptions and top 11 in receiving yards for 2019. Beckham Jr. was ranked No. 28 in receptions and No. 26 in receiving yards.

The fact is Beckham Jr, hasn’t been putting up numbers like bonafide elite receivers. Instead, his numbers group closer to guys like Tyler Boyd, D.J. Chark, and Larry Fitzgerald in 2019. It’s good company to be in, but not a guy who is being paid $17 million a year, as the Browns are doing.


  1. Yeah like above commentor said BS. your last point wasnt a point at all. I never wanted OBJ but he has not been the distraction here as he has been with the Giants. In fact a few occasions like Mayfield they even were a tad humble compared to last years freddie kitchens we’ll win it all. So yeah. Also everyone seems to forget Freddie mest up all these guys before the season started. I remember ppl saying a ton of guys were dropping like flys being injured due to his crazy long over the top practices. Give him this year and next years bumbersand revisit this. Someone can be elite still while having down injured years in between. I do believe he still possesses greatness and again I wasnt for this guy one bit but he’s settled down the major headaches so I’ll show my respect back by giving him time.

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