Albert Breer believes Cleveland Browns could target Odell Beckham Jr. if he’s available
Odell Beckham Jr. has been on and off the trade block for a while now. He was shopped heavily by the New York Giants last offseason, but the two sides ultimately agreed on an extension. The massive new deal seemed to kill any talk of a trade, but not for long.
Beckham Jr. had another drama-filled season in 2018, and repeatedly angered the Giants’ coaching staff and front office with his antics. He questioned Pat Shurmur’s play-calling in the media, and also publicly questioned quarterback Eli Manning’s ability. That led to rumors popping up that Beckham Jr. could be available again this offseason, which the team hasn’t pushed back too hard on.
One team that would be interested if Beckham Jr. is available is the Cleveland Browns, according to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated. Breer said he thinks Browns GM John Dorsey is going to be “aggressive” this offseason, and that the Browns will be a potential landing spot for Beckham Jr.
Dorsey has shown a willingness to make bold moves during his time in Cleveland, like when he signed Kareem Hunt. The Browns have Jarvis Landry, but he isn’t a true number one receiver. Adding Beckham Jr. would be a massive step up for the Browns, and would give them one of the best receiving corps in the league.
The Browns also have some of the most cap space in the NFL, so they wouldn’t have to worry too much about making Beckham Jr.’s salary fit. They also have plenty of draft assets they could use in any trade. The Browns are reportedly shopping guard Kevin Zeitler, and the Giants need offensive line help, so they could be interested in adding him. It would also allow the Giants to get Beckham Jr. out of the NFC. This potential deal might not be so far-fetched after all.