Browns, 49ers Discussing Odell Beckham Trade?
Are the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers discussing an Odell Beckham Jr. trade? That was the hot rumor this weekend.
On its face, the hype made sense. With Emmanuel Sanders’ departure, the Niners need help at wide receiver. And on Cleveland’s end of things, clearly their relationship with Beckham was not what anyone was expecting it to be last year.
So will a trade happen?
According Jay Glazer’s The Athletic column, the answer is no.
“Nope,” he replied.
“No truth to that. Sorry, gang. I know the 49ers loved him but they are trying to rebuild draft capital, not give up draft capital.”
This makes sense, seeing as San Francisco just traded away a defensive stud in DeForest Bucker for a first round draft pick. If the goal was not building up draft capital, that transaction would not have gone done as it did.