Throughout the tough and disappointing 2019 season, there were heavy rumors that Odell Beckham Jr. was telling opposing players and coaches to “come get me” in response to him reportedly not wanting to be in Cleveland.
After one year away from New York, it seems the all-pro WR is missing the Big Apple, and according to a report from Sports Illustrated, an anonymous league source says the New York Jets “would be an ideal landing spot.”
“The league source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, also said that if Beckham is moved by the Browns after just a single season in Cleveland, that the Jets could be a possible team for him. The source said that it is his understanding that Beckham isn’t actively seeking a move from Cleveland, just simply that a return to New York could be welcomed by the star.”
The source also stated the Jets have a young QB in Sam Darnold who “is viewed as having taken a step forward this year” as well as the franchise boasting the cap space to add Beckham’s contract.
In addition, the source said that “Odell would welcome a return to New York.”
Odell battled several injuries in 2019, which resulted in a down season for him as he racked up 74 catches for 1,035 yards and four touchdowns.
The New York Giants signed Beckham to a $95 million contract with $65 million guaranteed, but would trade him one season later to the Cleveland Browns.
“I couldn’t sit here and tell you whether I’m gonna be here, want to be here, don’t want to be here,” Beckham told reporters last December. “This is exactly where I’m at now and I wouldn’t rather be anywhere else. Like I said, God has a plan. In the off-season everything will figure itself out.”