Report: Odell Beckham ‘not afraid’ to return to New York, play for Jets
The Jets have been mentioned as a team that could explore the possibility of trading for Odell Beckham Jr this offseason if the Browns are open to it, but many have assumed the star receiver would want nothing to do with New York after the way his tenure with the Giants unfolded. Apparently that is not necessarily the case.
Beckham is not opposed to playing in New York again, SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano reports. While that does not mean the Jets are high on Beckham’s wish list, it is still somewhat surprising.
If Odell Beckham really wants out of Cleveland, what would he think about coming to the Jets?
He’s "not afraid" of a return to New York, a source said, despite his experiences with the Giants.
So, Hmmmm …
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) December 13, 2019
The Jets are in need of a big-play receiver to help Sam Darnold, but there would be obvious risks with acquiring Beckham. He wore out his welcome with the Giants and made headlines for the wrong reason on numerous occasions while playing in New York, and it didn’t take very long for reports to pop up about him wanting out of Cleveland.
Beckham has battled a sports hernia injury for the entire season that will require surgery, so that could be a big factor in his inconsistent play. He also has prominent teammates who believe he wants to stay with the Browns, but time will tell. Beckham has elite talent, but he needs the right fit to success. While Cleveland doesn’t seem like a good spot for him thus far, that could change.