Writer Pitches Humongous Blockbuster Trade Proposal Sending Lions WR Odell Beckham Jr.
Back in October, Odell Beckham Jr. suffered a season ending injury and it was expected the Cleveland Browns would have zero hope of making a playoff run.
The team not only made the playoffs, but would go on to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild card round, all without having Odell. That has led to speculation of whether the team needs him going forward.
Bleacher Report writer Kristoper Knox made his best pitch for some trades that could happen around the league and pointed to the Lions making a blockbuster trade for Odell Beckham Jr.
“Beckham was lost for the season to a torn ACL after just seven games, and Cleveland still managed to win 11 games and advance to the divisional round of the playoffs. If the Browns could get some quality defensive talent for Beckham, a trade could make sense.
While Beckham hasn’t been a natural fit in head coach Kevin Stefanski’s offense, he could be a great fit for the Detroit Lions and cannon-armed quarterback Matthew Stafford. It’s unclear who will be coaching the Lions offense in 2021, but the personnel suggests that Detroit will be less run-heavy than the Browns.
Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr. will also be free agents, so a new No. 1 receiver could be at the top of the Lions’ wish list.
Beckham’s trade value has taken a hit over the last couple of years, and the ACL injury certainly isn’t going to help. However, Cleveland could ask for a Day 3 draft pick and a veteran defender in return. Cornerback Justin Coleman—who was in Vikings camp with Stefanski back in 2015—might be a prime target.”
His first five seasons with the New York Giants, Beckham put up 44 touchdowns and 5,476 yards.
Since being traded to the Browns — Odell has basically been a non factor, as he has racked up just 1,354 yards and 7 touchdowns.