Rumors were flying hot and heavy on social media Wednesday that the Cleveland Browns might have something cooking on the Odell Beckham Jr. front. Nothing was concrete in that regard, but it did add another layer to OBJ trade rumors.
Now, according to this report from CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora, three teams have been most linked to Beckham in trade talks. That includes the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders and above-mentioned Browns.
“CLEVELAND, OAKLAND and SAN FRANCISCO are the teams I’ve heard most connected to Odell Beckham Jr.”@JasonLaCanfora gives @AdamSchein his perspective on the OBJ rumors making the rounds on social media today. #T2S pic.twitter.com/G2cBGP2SGy
— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) March 6, 2019
La Canfora also noted that he heard during the NFL Scouting Combine that OBJ could be had for the right price.
There’s certainly a lot to look at as it relates to these rumors.
Beckham might very well be on the block: Rumors persist that the Giants could look to trade him.
- Despite general manager David Gettleman saying that he didn’t extend Beckham ro trade the receiver, other reports suggest that the Pro Bowler is available.
- We can’t really take a general manager at his word during this time in the NFL calendar.
- What exactly would Gettleman have to gain by confirming OBJ is on the block?
49ers have been linked to him a lot: This dates back about a calendar year.
- It was just earlier this year that reports surfaced that San Francisco had opened up eternal talks about continuing to chase after Beckham.
- Recent reports suggest that the 49ers are going hot and heavy after the star wide receiver.
- Selecting No. 6 overall, the Giants might be considering a move up to No. 2 for a quarterback — namely Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins. San Francisco selectees second.
Raiders have a ton stirring: Outside of OBJ, there’s another big-name player the team is going after.
- Recent indications are that Oakland is bidding against itself for Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown.
- Boasting three first-round picks, Jon Gruden and Co. certainly have the firepower to add someone of OBJ’s ilk while meeting New York’s asking price.
- It goes without saying that the Raiders need more-talented pass catchers for Derek Carr — should he remain the starter.
Cleveland’s interest is no surprise: GM John Dorsey has been open to dealing.
- Just last offseason alone, Cleveland made moves for quarterback Tyrod Taylor and wide receiver Jarvis Landry on the trade block.
- Dating back to his days with Kansas City, Dorsey has not been afraid to pull off the blockbuster trade.
- The timing is perfect for a move of this ilk. Cleveland has a real opportunity to win the AFC North next season. Beckham would only add to that.