After being crowned the offseason Super Bowl champs, the Cleveland Browns couldn’t take that hype to help them when the actual season began. It started out with a blowout at home against the Titans and currently has them at 2-3 after a blowout on the road against the San Francisco 49ers.
The two main disappointments have been Baker Mayfield and Odell Beckham Jr. The two players can’t seem to get their timing down and it has a dynamic player in Odell having just 4 total catches in the last two games and some of the worst numbers he has put up since coming into the league.
It has led to some speculating that maybe the Browns should start making some roster moves.
Fox Sports radio host, Colin Cowherd, thinks that the Browns should trade Beckham sooner rather than later.
“…I would strongly consider trading OBJ and there are three reasons for this,” said Cowherd.
“Everybody ripped Houston when they made that big trade and got Laremy Tunsil. You notice Houston last week? No sacks, five touchdown passes. They moved off those coveted first-round picks, they solved the left tackle position. Deshaun Watson, not sure if you noticed last week, looked like the MVP. It is time to consider moving OBJ. It’s not a hot take. It’s the action Cleveland should take.”
That led to star point guard for the Portland Trail Blazers, Damian Lillard, to take to Twitter and call for the Browns to trade OBJ to the Oakland Raiders.
It’s highly unlikely the Browns make that move, given that they sent a first-round pick, Jabril Peppers (a recent first-round pick) and a second-round pick to the New York Giants to acquire Odell.
The Browns could seriously enlist the help of viable offensive lineman to give Baker more time to see the field. But, outside of Trent Williams in Washington, it seems unlikely that a team is going to trade away a top offensive line this far into the season.