Has Odell Beckham Jr. played his last game with the Cleveland Browns?
It’s reportedly a very real possibility heading into the 2021 offseason. The All-Pro wide receiver suffered a torn ACL injury that will keep him out for the year. It’s possible that Cleveland will look to deal him in the offseason.
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport discussed the possibility on Sunday morning.
“From my understanding, there’s a very real possibility that he’s played his final game with the Cleveland Browns. Based on his contract, they cannot cut him,” Rapoport said. “If they did want to trade him, it’d probably be around the spring or the summer. Now Rich (Eisen), Beckham has never really fully embraced Cleveland. He’s never had a good rapport with Baker Mayfield.”
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 1, 2020
If the Browns do look to trade Beckham, where could he land? Here are three possibilities:
New England Patriots
The Patriots probably need to figure out their quarterback situation first, but Bill Belichick has often seized on the opportunity to trade for star players when their value is low. He did it with Randy Moss, perhaps he’d do it with Beckham.
Of course, you’re probably not trading for Beckham unless you’re confident in your QB position. Right now, it doesn’t look like New England is.
Beckham already starred for one NFC East team in the New York Giants. The Philadelphia Eagles could be a good fit, as Carson Wentz is desperately in need of some help on offense.
The Eagles have drafted some wide receivers highly as of late, but none are close to producing in the way that Beckham could.
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay is already interested in trading for some wide receiver help, as the Packers reportedly have interest in Houston Texans wideout Will Fuller.
Aaron Rodgers continues to play at an elite level and adding a potentially healthy OBJ to the mix would be downright scary.
Where do you see Odell playing in 2021?