Browns Management Responds To Odell Beckham Trade
Browns management responded to Odell Beckham trade rumors this past week in a session with the media.
Ever since the end of last season, many have wondered if Cleveland would opt to move on from Beckham following their tumultuous campaign together in 2019.
The Browns ultimately gave up a ton to acquire Beckham last season, but the investment did not pay off. He had a career-worst year in many regards and contributed to the regression of second-year quarterback Baker Mayfield.
For the season, Beckham recorded 1,035 yards and four touchdowns on 74 receptions. That is bad, given the standard he previously set.
More importantly, after coming into the season as dark horse contenders to make noise in the playoffs – the Browns missed the postseason altogether.
At one point last year, things got so bad between Beckham and the Browns that the polarizing wide receiver was literally begging opposing teams to trade for him.
That proved to be a huge embarrassment for the Browns, for obvious reasons.
Naturally, as a result of what a catastrophe last year was for all involved, many wondered if perhaps a trade was in the cards.
The New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers are two teams that have been linked to a potential deal for Beckham recently, although nothing substantive has arisen on that front to date.
On Tuesday, Browns general manger spoke to the media at the NFL Scouting Combine. During his session, he indicated that the team had no desire to trade Beckham in any capacity.
Browns GM Andrew Berry: “Odell is a very talented football player. We view him as a part of our future.” Mentions conversations about Odell meeting team expectations.
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) February 25, 2020
“Odell is a very talented football player,” he said.
“We view him as a part of our future.”
Beckham still has four years left on his contract with the Browns, so he is not going anywhere unless they want him gone.
Will the Pro Bowler be able to return to form with Cleveland in 2020? We’re about seven months away from getting our answer.