Odell Beckham Jr. reportedly told Steelers to ‘come get him’
Reports in recent weeks have suggested that Odell Beckham Jr. has been telling opposing players and coaches to figure out a way to acquire him this coming offseason. The number of teams the Cleveland Browns wide receiver is believed to have said as much to now stands at four.
During an appearance Tuesday on Cleveland’s 92.3 The Fan, Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network shared that latest development in the ongoing Beckham-Browns saga. Kinkhabwala indicated that the Pittsburgh Steelers are among the four teams Beckham has made such overtures.
.@AKinkhabwala just told us on @923TheFan that Odell Beckham also told the Steelers to "come get him."— Anthony Lima (@SportsBoyTony) December 17, 2019
So now that's at least four teams according to reports
Another team Beckham is believed to have told to “come get me” are the San Francisco 49ers. A postgame conversation between the enigmatic wide receiver and quarterback Jimmy Garropolo on Oct. 7 at Levi’s Stadium captured on video suggests as much.
FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer made note of Beckham’s evident unhappiness with the Browns in a Week 14 report, relaying that the wide receiver is telling opponents to “come get me, come get me.”
Beckham is believed to have reached out to teams on a handful of occasions in October, per the confirmation by two sources, but it’s unclear when he made the alleged entreaty to the Steelers, nor is it known at this time who exactly Beckham contacted.
In the wake of all the speculation, the Browns unequivocally stated last week that the team will not be trading Beckham, whose first season in Cleveland has not gone as expected, this coming offseason.
A player of Beckham’s temperament obviously can force a team’s hand when it comes to such matters. The way his tumultuous tenure with the New York Giants ended reinforces such a notion.
That’s not to say that’s how things will play out in Cleveland, however. Given the bounty the Browns surrendered to acquire Beckham, it stands to reason the Browns will be reluctant to trade him, barring a massive offer and/or Beckham becoming an increasingly toxic presence in the locker room.