Odell Beckham Jr.’s tumultuous tenure with the Browns could also be coming to an finish.
In accordance to a report in The Athletic, sources near Cleveland imagine that this could possibly be Beckham’s last 12 months with the crew.
Beckham has two years left on the contract he initially signed with the Giants earlier than the blockbuster commerce that despatched him to Cleveland in March 2019. Nevertheless, he has no assured cash after 2021, that means the crew may launch him and save $15 million on the cap in 2022.
Beckham has by no means been capable of make fairly the impression the Browns imagined after they traded for him. In his first season, he managed 1,035 yards (then a career-low for a full season) and 4 touchdowns. In 2020, he accrued 319 yards in seven video games earlier than struggling a torn ACL.
After lacking the primary two video games of the season recovering from the ACL damage, Beckham obtained off to an excellent begin with 77 yards on 5 catches in a win over the Bears. Nevertheless, he has 47 yards and 4 catches within the two video games since.
On Wednesday, Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski was requested about Beckham’s restricted involvement within the offense. He mentioned that Beckham stays a giant a part of the crew’s offensive focus, however a few of it’s out of the crew’s management.
“I have a look at every sport and what do we’ve to do to win? What do we have to do to go rating a bunch of factors?” Stefanski mentioned, per Yahoo. “As I’ve talked about earlier than, he’s a dynamic soccer participant. He’s very front-of-mind once we’re game-planning, once we’re calling performs. Typically the protection dictates that the ball goes elsewhere and we’re snug with that as a result of we’ve good gamers elsewhere.”
Per the Athletic, there was no signal that Beckham shall be made out there on the commerce deadline. His wage is assured in 2021 and there can be minimal monetary aid if the crew traded him, although it’s nonetheless attainable.
The Browns have gotten off to a 3-2 begin this season with shut losses in opposition to two Tremendous Bowl contenders within the Chiefs and Chargers. Per Soccer Outsiders’ DVOA statistic, the Browns are the sixth-best crew within the NFL via 5 video games.