On-field chat between Jimmy Garoppolo, Odell Beckham raises questions
Odell Beckham Jr.’s first season with the Browns has been a complete bust, and rumors arose over the weekend that the enigmatic wide receiver already wants out of Cleveland. Could the San Francisco 49ers be one of OBJ’s desired destinations?
Video has surfaced of an on-field conversation between Beckham and Jimmy Garoppolo after the Browns-49ers showdown on Oct. 7 at Levi’s Stadium.
While what Beckham had to say to Garoppolo is unclear because he’s covering his mouth, the 49ers quarterback’s comments are audible.
Here’s a clip of Jimmy G telling OBJ: “I got room for you, I got you.”— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) December 10, 2019
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“I got room for you, I got you,” Garoppolo says in the video.
It’s obviously impossible to decipher the context of Garoppolo’s comments. A report over the weekend, however, suggests one possible meaning.
FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reported about Beckham’s evident unhappiness with the Browns over the weekend, relaying on Sunday’s pregame show that the wide receiver is telling opponents to “come get me, come get me.”
In the wake of the report, the Browns unequivocally stated that the team will not be trading Beckham this coming offseason.
Interestingly enough amid the surfacing of the video, a Yahoo report this week indicated two sources have confirmed that Beckham had indeed told opposing players and coaches to “come get me” during game-day chats in October. The above conversation between Beckham and Garoppolo came within that time frame.
Beckham is said to hold 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan “in high esteem,” according to a source. He also has been “developing a friendship” with Garoppolo, the report adds.
A person close to Beckham reportedly stated that the wide receiver is “lost” amid all the drama. That said, how everything shakes out for Beckham and the Browns remains to be seen, but the above video suggests the wide receiver possibly has been plotting his way out of Cleveland for months.