Trade rumors remain in full effect despite sports mostly being put on hold due to COVID-19, and NFL odds-makers fancy Odell Beckham Jr. to stick with the Cleveland Browns in 2020.
The former New York Giant endured a rocky first year in Ohio, leading to almost inevitable speculation he could be set for a swift exit during the off-season.
The Minnesota Vikings were cited as likely suitors earlier in April. However, Chris Amberley ofreported on Tuesday that Beckham is a -600 (1.17) pick to be a Cleveland Brown when the upcoming campaign gets underway.
Alternatively, punters can back a price of +350 (4.50) for the wideout to be traded before Week 1, but all signs appear to suggest he’ll play at least a second term at FirstEnergy Stadium.
The coronavirus has already had a deep economic impact that’s affected most mainstream sports, and it’s unknown which teams will be in a position to take on his $14 million base salary. That’s without mentioning the Browns have a great need to keep their most valuable offensive asset (in theory) despite previous suggestions he could be open to a swift exit, per.
Mary Kay Cabot ofreported on those links regarding a possible move to Minnesota earlier this month, to which a team source replied that they were simply “false.”
Beckham isn’t the only potential star trade to have hit the rumor mill in recent months, either.
Who is moving where?
Cam Newton is a free agent after the Carolina Panthers opted not to extend his deal in favor of recruiting Teddy Bridgewater, with the Los Angeles Chargers leading at +200 (3.00) to sign the 30-year-old, per.
Jameis Winston has 13 teams attached to his name and is at long odds of +2500 (26.00) to still be with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1 of this season following the arrival of Tom Brady. The Jacksonville Jaguars are the frontrunners to bag his signature at +220 (3.20), while the Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints follow at +370 (4.70) and +430 (5.30), respectively.
The Cincinnati Bengals are all but certain to take LSU quarterback Joe Burrow as the No. 1 pick in this week’s NFL Draft, and Andy Dalton could also move onto new surroundings.
The Jaguars are again favorites to trade for the shot-caller at +175 (2.75), though the 32-year-old could fight for his spot and is listed at +230 (3.30) to start Week 1 in Cincinnati.