Cam Newton worked with Odell Beckham Jr. during the offseason. With the signing of the quarterback in New England this week, some have already linked the two – because each player should always be considered a commercial bait for the Patriots (it’s a rule).
Whether it was innocent rumors or generous speculation, OBJ quickly rejected the idea that it would be traded in New England.
After comedian Bob Menery tweeted “@obj in New England? Hmmmm. Welcome to New England Cam! #Doyourjob.” Beckham replied: “Lol no sir boss! But you all have my brother, I wish nothing but the best and the LUV.”
Then Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood tweeted: “@obj to the Patriots before the season ends. BANK IT!” The large quote tweeted, “You can find me in The LAND homie! We have unfinished business.”
Speculation around Beckham never stops. Commercial rumors swirled in the middle of his disappointing 2019 campaign as he dealt with an injury and never developed a relationship with QB Baker Mayfield. Coach Kevin Stefanski recently noted that Beckham is 100% back and ready for training camp. Staying healthy and creating a rebound season would help Beckham and the Browns come together to complete this endeavor.
Even though the Patriots need a dynamic game-changing receiver like Beckham, the Browns don’t seem interested in trading OBJ; Bill Belichick is unlikely to separate from commercial assets to get there. New England does not currently have the wage cap space; and Beckham still doesn’t seem interested in leaving his best friend Jarvis Landry in Cleveland.