Browns, Packers Working On Odell Beckham Trade?
The Browns and Packers might be working on an Odell Beckham Jr. trade soon.
Last year, Cleveland gave up a lot in its acquisition of Beckham from the New York Giants.
The hope was that the investment would result in an offensive boost and a potential playoff spot.
Second-year quarterback Baker Mayfield regressed badly, Beckham underperformed and the Browns failed to make the postseason.
Things got so bad at one point that Beckham was publicly asking Cleveland’s opponents to trade for him.
While that did not happen last year, some believe it will happen in 2020.
All you need to know about the Green Bay Packers 2020 current salary cap:
Current Cap: $23,229,797
-Sign Draft Picks
Adjusted Cap: $31,549,207
-Contracts 52 & 53
Spendable Cap: $21,601,207
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In a recent column, the Athletic predicted that Green Bay would go out and make a trade for Beckham at some point next season.
If the Packers were able to pull this off, the grouping of Beckham alongside quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Davante Adams would offer perhaps the league’s most potent offensive attack.
“This offseason is time to revisit those talks and see if (the Packers) can pair Beckham with Davante Adams,” The Athletic noted.
“The Beckham experiment in Cleveland was a massive failure, but new GM Andrew Berry can at least get quality draft picks (maybe a first and a player or a first and a fifth?) in return for him with the focus being on building a consistently competitive team for the long term.”
This past season, Beckham recorded 1,035 yards and four receptions on 74 catches.
Neither his numbers nor the end result were what Cleveland wanted when the organization traded for him.
Now it’s time to cut losses.
This is a win-win for both sides. Green Bay gets a great receiver to pair with Rodgers. The Browns get rid of a headache and can focus on rebuilding with the right characters on its roster.
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