It feels like Odell Beckham Jr. was involved in some kind of trade rumors ever since he joined Cleveland Browns last offseason. And while we can read a new report about Beckham’s potential exit almost every week, Browns, to their credit, remain fairly consistent in denying them.
New Browns’ general manager Andrew Berry addressed the Beckham trade rumors most recently during his Wednesday appearance on Good Morning Football, saying that the team sees the veteran wideout as a “long-term member of the organization.”
“With all due respect to the question, I think this is actually a topic, at least from our perspective, there really hasn’t been a ton of ambiguity,” said Berry on Wednesday. “We’ve been clear from the beginning that we view Odell as a fantastic player. We’re a better team with him on the field. We see him as a long-term member of the organization.”
Browns sent a first-round pick (No.17) last year to New York Giants for Odell Beckham, hoping he will make a dynamic WR duo with Pro Bowler and former UCLA teammate Jarvis Landry. Beckham ended up having a solid season but was far from spectacular, catching 74 passes for 1,035 yards and four touchdowns.
Shortly after the season ended, reports surfaced that Beckham was reportedly unhappy with his role in the offense and wanted out. The 27-year-old was linked with several NFL teams since then, and there were talks that Cleveland even discussed trade packages with Minnesota Vikings.
Despite all of this, however, Beckham remained a Brown. And, if we are to trust Berry, this will also be the case for a foreseeable future.