3 trade deadline mistakes Washington Football Team can’t afford to make
By Jerry Trotta
1. Odell Beckham Jr.
Could Washington actually be in the mix for a receiver at the deadline? It might not make sense to some fans, but hear us out.
Curtis Samuel is still hampered by his groin injury that’s been lingering for five months. Dyami Brown is dealing with a nagging knee issue. The rookie third-rounder hasn’t even produced when he’s been on the field.
Behind them, Washington has Adam Humphries, who’s averaged 2.6 passes for 26.4 yards per game this season. Cam Sims, Dax Milne and DeAndre Carter have joined Humphries in the non-factor department.
In other words, Terry McLaurin needs some help. However, Washington shouldn’t turnt to Odell Beckham Jr. as a potential band-aid.
At this point in his career, Beckham is nothing more than a name. He no longer belongs in the “superstar” category of receivers. He’s coming off a torn ACL and is currently playing through a painful shoulder injury
Beckham is a prime candidate to get traded, but it’s worth questioning if he even has a market. The former All-Pro has averaged 56.4 yards per game with Cleveland and hasn’t notched 100 yards in a game since Week 6 of the 2019 season. He’s had seven such games in three years with the Browns.
Do we really need to continue? Beckham comes with $0 in dead cap next year, so Washington could release him in the offseason without batting an eyelash. But it shouldn’t even come to that point.
Let someone else roll the dice and trade for him.