One thing is for sure is that Odell Beckham Jr. being traded to the Cleveland Browns has been a complete and utter failure. He has not returned to the great player he once was with the New York Giants.
Odell and Baker Mayfield continue to be out of wack with each other on the field. Odell Beckham Jr.’s time with the Cleveland Browns has not worked out well for either party. The 28-year-old hasn’t lived up to expectations in any of his three seasons in town and it might be time for a change.
The Green Bay Packers are looking like a Super Bowl contender, which is why CBS thinks the team can still make a big splash at the position, in order to maximize their chances at another Super Bowl with Rodgers in what might be his final season with the franchise.
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“Is this the swan song for Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay? Given the way he’s played following a very poor regular season opener, it’s becoming more and more difficult to fathom the Packers letting him go, but if this is the final dance, the goal has to be to go out with a bang. Davante Adams is arguably the best WR in the NFL, but adding Beckham opposite him would level up the Packers offense going forward — even if OBJ isn’t what he was in his time with the Giants. The obvious problem here is salary, but there’s always magic that can be worked there as Rodgers tries to finally get back to the Super Bowl.”
This year, Odell has played in five games, catching just 16 passes for 226 yards without a score. The Browns are saying the right things in public, but once they get on the field, the former all-pro has yet to break 80 receiving yards in any game. Beckham spoke two weeks ago about wanting the ball more. It came after he was targeted just three times in a 47-42 loss at the Los Angeles Chargers.
“I can’t sit there and lie like I don’t want the ball,” Beckham said. “I feel like I’m a shooter (in basketball). I know I bring a lot of attention to defenses and other people are going to be open. You just have to live with that.”
“The ultimate goal is to win the championship and I feel like I’m in a great situation to do that,” Beckham said. “My main focus was to be healthy, stay healthy, get through a season.”
A change of scenery and a new QB might be what he needs to rejuvenate his career.
Beckham is due nearly $14 million this year, and the Packers only have about $5.2 million in salary cap space, per Over The Cap.
Last week, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith suggested that the Packers make this same move as well.
“I promise y’all, if Odell Beckham Jr. winds up on the Green Bay Packers, the Green Bay Packers are going to the Super Bowl,” he said.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.