OBJ Is A Major Distraction
Sure, there’s drama everywhere. Some can be more dramatic than others. But if the drama is wiped out by the performance on the field, then it is worth it.
That’s not the case with Beckham Jr. The package he brings outweighs at times the production on the field. From fighting with sideline equipment to cleats that violated NFL policies to the boat incident with the Giants. He is a headache to deal with, and if he was giving you marvelous numbers on the field, then OK. That’s easier to deal with.
But the fact of the matter is, Beckham Jr. brings more attention to himself and doesn’t show up on the field. The Browns have already been in the headlines enough, from their front office to their coaches, down to players like Baker Mayfield and Myles Garrett.
What Beckham Jr. needs is a team where the coaches are going to hold him accountable and make sure his focus is on football and not taking shots on Instagram. So far, the Browns haven’t down that.