The Duel
Buzz - deleted

3 Most Likely Trade Destinations for Odell Beckham Jr.

Max Staley
Odell Beckham Jr. could be on the move this offseason.
Odell Beckham Jr. could be on the move this offseason. / Justin Casterline/Getty Images
facebooktwitterreddit

For whatever reason, the Cleveland Browns' passing attack was much better once Odell Beckham Jr. got hurt. Baker Mayfield threw 10 touchdowns to 7 interceptions while OBJ was in the lineup, but tossed 20 TDs to 2 INTs over his final 12 games of the year.

Beckham's two seasons in Cleveland just haven't worked out, and it wouldn't be a shock to see the Browns put him on the trade block this offseason.

If he is eventually made available, here are the three most likely trade destinations for OBJ.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars are flush with draft capital and have more projected cap space than any team in the NFL. Likely selecting Trevor Lawrence at No. 1 in the 2021 NFL Draft, the team's priority will be to make life easy on their new franchise QB. Trading for Beckham would do just that. Putting OBJ alongside DJ Chark and Laviska Shenault would give Jacksonville one of the best young WR corps in the league, and the Jaguars would still have more than enough assets left to address the offensive line and defense. If the Jaguars want to start the Urban Meyer-Trevor Lawrence era with a bang, this is the way to do it.

2. Green Bay Packers

Financially, this could be a little tricky. The Green Bay Packers are projected to be about $25 million over the cap in 2021, and Beckham alone carries a 2021 cap hit of $15.8 million. But NFL GMs are wizards with the cap, and there's always a way to open up a little money when needed. The thought of seeing Davante Adams and Beckham catching passes from Aaron Rodgers could prove too tempting to pass up. If Green Bay has a chance to land OBJ, the Packers should be able to find a way to make it work.

1. Indianapolis Colts

With T.Y. Hilton on the wrong side of 30 and likely leaving in free agency, the Indianapolis Colts desperately need a true No. 1 wideout. Beckham more than fits the bill. Regardless of whose ultimately under center for the Colts next year, putting OBJ in an offense with Jonathan Taylor, Michael Pittman Jr. and a healthy Parris Campbell makes a ton of sense. The move would instantly turn what was a weak 2020 skill-position group into a legitimate strength next year. And with $68 million in available cap, few teams are better positioned to absorb a star than Indianapolis.


Sign up for FanDuel Sportsbook today and get your first bet risk free for up to $1,000!


Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

facebooktwitterreddit