Browns GM John Dorsey calls Odell Beckham Jr. trade rumors ‘fake news’
The Cleveland Browns haven’t lived up to expectations yet this season and there are murmurs that Odell Beckham could be moved by the trade deadline. Despite the media discussing it, GM John Dorsey denies the Beckham Jr. trade rumors.
After being asked about the rumors, Dorsey took the “fake news” approach and stated that he wasn’t fielding offers for the Pro-Bowl wide receiver. He doubled down on the statement by saying he hasn’t thought about it and won’t pick up the phone at all if it pertains to Beckham Jr.
When the Browns landed Beckham Jr. via trade, many people crowned them as a contender in the AFC. Those same people predicted them to run away with the AFC North this season.
Instead, the optimism has turned into skepticism as Cleveland has gotten off to a 2-3 start. Among their losses, two of them have been decided by 28 or more points.
While the team has struggled to win games, Beckham Jr. has yet to get acclimated in the offense. Back in Week 2, the talented wideout had six receptions for 161 yards and a touchdown.
But besides that game, Beckham Jr. has just 17 receptions for 174 yards (10.2 yards per reception) and zero touchdowns. Additionally, Beckham Jr. has averaged nearly 26 yards fewer per game this season than he did with the New York Giants from 2014-2018.
Nevertheless, there are still 11 games for the gifted pass-catcher to get on the same page as Baker Mayfield this season. However, if there are more games that the Browns lose and Beckham Jr. isn’t utilized effectively; the whispers of him getting traded are going to get louder.