The Cleveland Browns entered the 2019 season as one of the most hyped teams in the league. After a strong close to the 2018 campaign and the addition of star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., the Browns were expected to compete for a playoff spot.
Instead, the team sits at 2-6 on the season and is more of a lock for a top-10 pick in the draft than they are for a playoff spot.
With all of the negativity surrounding the team, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. allegedly let his emotions show during the team’s loss to Denver. After a failed pass play, Odell allegedly said “I can’t get the ball to save my life,” via CBS’ Jay Feely.
Now, an NFL insider suggests teams would be interested in trading for Odell. Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman mentioned four teams that would be in the hunt:
However, to me, there are four main candidates:
Patriots: They get everyone. Hey, life isn’t fair.
Packers: Aaron Rodgers and Beckham would be, um, remarkable.
Ravens: Beckham would make an already dangerous Lamar Jackson even more so.
49ers: That offense would be as formidable as that defense.
Would the Browns trade away their best player, and to a division-rival no less? Probably not. Trading for Odell in the first place makes a trade difficult to spin – even as the team struggles.
Although if Beckham becomes frustrated with the team’s inept offense, that could spur a deal. Any trade would have to come after the season.
It’s all speculation at this point.