Report: Steelers were among teams Odell Beckham encouraged to trade for him
Odell Beckham Jr has apparently been pitching his services to other teams while under contract with the Browns this season, and one of Cleveland’s division rivals is apparently among the clubs he told to “come get me.”
Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported earlier this month that Beckham has told opposing players and coaches to “come get me” before and after games this season, indicating he wants to be traded. According to Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network, the Steelers were one of those teams.
So now that's at least four teams according to reports
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The Browns and Steelers played in Week 11 and Week 13 this season, so Beckham would have made the comments fairly recently. A separate report from Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports claimed Beckham delivered that message to opponents during at least one game in October, which is when Cleveland faced the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers. All three teams are Super Bowl contenders with stability at the quarterback position, so that makes sense.
Beckham apparently isn’t the only Browns player who wants out of Cleveland, and several others reportedly urged the Arizona Cardinals to trade for them when the two teams played on Sunday.
Despite what his teammates have said, Beckham does not seem happy in his first season with the Browns. He has dealt with an injury all year that Baker Mayfield says was mishandled by the team, so that could also be a factor. Whatever the case, things could get ugly in Cleveland following an extremely disappointing season.