Why Odell Beckham Jr. wanting out of Cleveland could be bad news for the Rams
The future of Odell Beckham Jr. with the Cleveland Browns is in doubt with Jay Glazer reporting that the talented wide receiver wants out of Cleveland. The rumors that Beckham Jr. could be moved during the offseason could be bad news for the Los Angeles Rams.
Some may ask, why would Beckham’s impending trade status affect the Rams? Among the teams who will express interest, the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers will undoubtedly throw their names into the sweepstakes.
When the Browns acquired Beckham from the New York Giants, everyone assumed his transition in Cleveland would go smoothly. Instead, it’s been quite the rollercoaster ride for the big-play wide receiver in his first year with the Browns.
In his first 12 games in Cleveland, Beckham has tallied 57 receptions, 805 yards, and two touchdowns. The Pro-Bowl wideout is on pace to finish the season with career-lows in receptions and touchdowns.
The only thing that is putting a smile on Odell’s face this season is the fact that he gets to play alongside one of his best friends, Jarvis Landry. Besides that, he doesn’t seem to be content with his role in Cleveland’s offense.
Provided that, there are going to be plenty of teams clamoring to add the dynamic pass-catcher. The Seahawks and 49ers are two suitors who make too much sense for Beckham Jr.
Prior to the 2019 season, Sean McVay and the Rams secured two straight division titles. Now, the Seahawks and 49ers are making their presence felt in the division this year.
While both teams are having success thus far, it is evident that they could use more playmakers at the wide receiver position. Before Beckham was shipped to the Browns, the Seahawks and 49ers were two teams who were rumored to want his services.
Throughout this season, the Seahawks signed Josh Gordon after being unable to acquire anyone at the trade deadline. On the other hand, the 49ers traded for Emmanuel Sanders to bolster their wide receiver group.
A pairing of Russell Wilson and Beckham Jr. would be a deadly combo for years to come. For San Francisco, giving a weapon like Beckham. to Kyle Shanahan almost seems unfair.
Luckily for the Rams, they were able to land Jalen Ramsey via trade from the Jacksonville. After all, Los Angeles may need him to cover Beckham twice a year after the 2019 season.