It’s increasingly looking like Odell Beckham’s first year with the Cleveland Browns will be his last. After recent rumors that Beckham wants out altogether, it appears that the Browns star wideout is having a really tough time mentally.
According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports, Beckham says he is “lost” and trying to get his career back on track somehow. Beckham is also reportedly playing hurt and is “uncertain about his role” in Cleveland.
Per the report, the recent rumors that Beckham has been telling opposing players to “come get me” are also true.
Beckham has played all 13 games but has only two 100-yard performances and two touchdowns. His per-game averages are lower than his injury-shortened 2017 season to boot.
His totals for the year are 59 receptions for 844 yards and two touchdowns – none of which justify the massive haul the Browns gave the New York Giants in their blockbuster trade for him this past offseason.
Sources close to #Browns’ wideout Odell Beckham say he’s “lost” and still trying to “redeem” his career path. He’s also hurt, uncertain about his role, and did say “come get me” to players, as @JayGlazer reported. (It happened in October.)
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) December 9, 2019
In his first five years with the New York Giants, Beckham averaged over 1,000 yards, nearly nine touchdowns and over 92 yards per game. During that span, he made three Pro Bowls.
But injuries hampered him in 2017 and 2018, and his off-the-field attitude prompted the Giants to trade him.
Now he’s in Cleveland, with his former LSU teammate Jarvis Landry, and with arguably a more talented quarterback in Baker Mayfield. And he’s still not happy.
Perhaps Eli Manning and the Giants front office weren’t his biggest problems after all…