Report: Browns’ Odell Beckham Jr. reportedly wants out of Cleveland
Despite playing with his best friend, Jarvis Landry, Odell Beckham Jr. isn’t satisfied playing with the Cleveland Browns. On FOX’s pre-game broadcast, Jay Glazer broke the news that he has told other players and coaches in the league that he wants out of Cleveland, via MySportsUpdate. He reportedly tells coaches before games, “come get me.”
Odell Beckham Jr. has told other players and coaches around the league that he wants out of Cleveland, per @JayGlazer. He tells coaches before games "come get me."
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) December 8, 2019
The Browns acquired Beckham in a blockbuster trade with the New York Giants in March, sending 2019 first- and third-round picks and safety Jabrill Peppers for the superstar wide receiver. It appeared as if the Browns were contenders again, boasting a one-two punch at wide-out of Landry and Beckham.
However, the Browns have sputtered towards a 5-7 start. In turn, Beckham has hardly looked like the gamechanger that Cleveland mortgaged their future for. Through 12 games, the four-time Pro Bowler has 57 receptions for 805 yards and two touchdowns. He is on pace for career lows across the board.
Reportedly, Beckham has dealt with a sports hernia in 2019. He will receive surgery for it after the season. The wide receiver should be good to go for whoever he plays for in 2020 and is not expected to miss any games.
Beckham is under contract through the 2023 season. If the Browns were to pursue a trade away of the mercurial wide receiver, they would likely receive considerable compensation. Though he has struggled in 2019, the 27-year-old is one of the league’s marquee talents at a premier position.
Whether or not the Browns do trade Beckham is a whole new ordeal, however. Under general manager John Dorsey, they’ve opted to stockpile talent rather than trade it away, unlike some former executives.