The Cleveland Browns are struggling and it appears that Odell Beckham Jr. is unhappy.
For the past few weeks, Beckham has complained about Baker Mayfield’s inability to get him the ball.
After the game against the Patriots Brown told the media he was disappointed the team didn’t target him enough to challenge All-Pro Stephen Gilmore.
Beckham wishes the Browns would have allowed him to test his matchup against Stephen Gilmore more.
“I just feel like we didn’t challenge as much as we could have,” “I think we kind of shied away from it. I was expecting and looking forward to it, but that wasn’t the case today.
“We had a couple plays, but for whatever reason, we didn’t do as much challenging [of] the matchups that we all talked about. Other than that, whatever came my way pretty much I caught. Whatever opportunities I had, I made the most of them. But you can only control what you can control.”
Last week, Beckham was reportedly heard saying “I can’t get the ball to save my life” on the sidelines after a fourth down play.
According to Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman, several teams around the league believe Beckham could end up getting traded if the team continues losing.
That’s why there are some teams that believe if the Browns continue to struggle this year, and those problems stretch into early next season, Beckham could get traded again.
Trading Beckham this offseason would be a hard pill to swallow for the Browns.
It wouldn’t be easy. The Browns acquired Beckham in March from the Giants for safety Jabrill Peppers as well as first- and third-round picks, and they would be on the hook for more than $19 million in dead cap space if they traded him this season. But Beckham could be traded after the 2020 season with no salary-cap damage.
Two NFC team officials said they don’t see Beckham getting traded this offseason, but one of them said, “The vultures will be circling if the Browns keep sucking.”
It’s still unbelievable that Mayfield is struggling to get Beckham the ball.