Former Browns star weighs in on Odell Beckham Jr.’s future with the workforce


Eric Metcalf not too long ago spoke with FanSided on what the Cleveland Browns ought to do with Odell Beckham Jr. 

The Cleveland Browns‘ latest offseason strikes have them in rivalry to be a menace within the AFC. Now the query turns to what to do will Odell Beckham Jr. shifting ahead.

After Beckham left in Week 7 with a torn ACL, Baker Mayfield flourished with completely different receivers. Cleveland’s weapons have been sufficient to compete within the AFC Wild Card Spherical and almost did sufficient to win within the AFC Divisional Spherical.

Does this imply the Browns ought to be desirous about buying and selling away the famous person goal? Former All-Professional operating again Eric Metcalf doesn’t see the worth in letting Beckham go away.

“For me, clearly I can’t see the the longer term and I’m not within the entrance workplace to make these choices, but when it have been my alternative, Odell Beckham would positively be on that workforce,” Metcalf instructed FanSided’s Matt Lombardo on the Matt Lombardo Present. “You don’t give Ferraris away and grow to be a greater workforce. I believe with the way in which that they’re operating their offense, Odell can nonetheless make quite a lot of performs, and he is usually a man to stretch the protection.”

A member of the Browns’ Legends class, Metcalf understands the worth of expertise when seeking to contend. Betting towards Beckham is dangerous, because the hope could be no matter returned to Cleveland would match his manufacturing at a fraction of the price.

That’s simpler stated than completed, particularly when wanting towards the NFL Draft.

The Browns could be sensible to maintain Beckham for 2021

Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski instructed ESPN’s Keyshawn earlier this month that he was optimistic each Beckham and teammate Jarvis Landry would return this season regardless of their profitable cap hits. Basic supervisor Andrew Berry reiterated the identical reply.

“I believe he’s a dynamic participant who might be extremely productive on this system, so we’re wanting ahead to getting him again wholesome,” Berry instructed reporters.

Metcalf believes that each participant has a job. Beckham’s ought to be used a downfield menace for Mayfield for large performs of positive factors price 20 yards or extra. When wanting again at profitable offenses final season, every roster has a participant that might lengthen performs deep downfield.

“Should you have a look at final 12 months, I believe they’d one play over 45 yards, and that was a 75-yard landing to Donovan Peoples-Jones on a double-move. Odell is a type of guys who can simply take the highest off with out the double-move,” Metcalf stated. “I look ahead to him being there, and him being a man who buys into the state of affairs, as a result of they gained 11 video games. They’ve confirmed with Stefanski, when he was in Minnesota, that you would be able to run the ball, play play-action and have quite a lot of catches like he did with Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs.”

In seven video games final season, Beckham recorded 23 catches for 319 yards and three touchdowns.

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