Folks, it’s no secret that the Cleveland Browns completely and totally suck at football. Their organization’s incompetence over the past 20 seasons is literally second to none and I’m convinced that they’ll never be a relevant team ever again.
Baker Mayfield stinks. Kevin Stefanski is going to stink. The second highly touted rookies get to Cleveland their bodies either injure themselves or their brains forget how to play football. It’s a cursed franchise and it’s never going to change.
So as the leader of the Giants fans who still love Odell Beckham Jr. it’s my duty to start to start the movement to get him traded to a team that has actual title hopes for two reasons:
- People think he’s washed because he isn’t producing but they’re also forgetting that Baker Mayfield is his quarterback. Spoiler alert: Baker Mayfield stinks and he makes everyone around him worse.
- People say that because he played poorly in his only career playoff game (in which his teams defense let up 38 points) that he both cost the Giants the game and that he’s not a clutch player.
The only way for these narratives to stop is for him to make the playoffs and the only way for him to make the playoffs is to get far away from Cleveland and the entire state of Ohio. So which teams would I like to see Odell Beckham traded to? Here they are.
1. Green Bay Packers
This would far and away make the most sense. The Packers pissed off Aaron Rodgers by taking his future replacement/current third string quarterback in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft as well as drafting a third string running back in the second round. These moves left Rodgers with Allen Lazard as his second receiver.
It’s no secret that a dynamic player like Odell Beckham would do great with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. I would absolutely love to see both of these players with a chip on their shoulder going at opponents week in and week out. It would make the Packers insanely dangerous on offense as with Davante Adams and Beckham they’d have the best wide receiver duo in football.
2. Baltimore Ravens
Listen, I get that the Ravens run the ball more than any other team in the league but outside of Marquise Brown their receiving corps is insanely thin. Getting a guy like Odell Beckham would open up an entirely different section of their playbook. It would give them another lethal weapon in an offense that may have the most lethal weapon in football in Lamar Jackson.
3. New Orleans Saints
I don’t think that the Saints would have a ton of interest in Odell Beckham this season unless Michael “Slants” Thomas’s injury ends up being a long term issue but this would be so much fun to watch. Sean Payton would have a great gadget at his disposal and if anyone can catch a slant on Michael Thomas’s level and take it to the house it’s Odell Beckham Jr.
It would also be sick to see Odell Beckham back home in the great state of Louisiana. The Saints have a legitimate title shot and Beckham would make a great offense even greater.
Bonus: Three Teams that I Would Hate to See Beckham On
As a Giants fan, I don’t want to see Beckham on the following three teams that could possibly trade for him:
- Philadelphia Eagles- They’re a division rival and I don’t want to have to hate Odell Beckham
- New England Patriots- They’re not Super Bowl contenders anymore and I can’t stand their fanbase
- San Francisco 49ers- I want him to go to a team with a competent quarterback.