Upping the ante
What you have to remember with Odell Beckham Jr. is that even in the midst of a “down” year during the 2019 season, Beckham ended up with over 1,000 yards receiving. In fact, only 7 players in the NFL had 1,000 or more yards with fewer receptions than Beckham.
One of those players is his could-be teammate A.J. Brown who is a star in his own right.
Last year Beckham took the role of a WR2 and still managed to put up 1,000 yards which is an accomplishment in its own right. So as far as the talent and fit, I don’t think that there should be much of a concern there.
The question should be about compensation.
Since the Tennessee Titans would take on his remaining contract (which is basically 4 years, $60 million per year) there shouldn’t be any sort of premium put on this deal. It should just be about talent and not cap space for the Browns which means that you only have to outbid the Minnesota Vikings.
If that is the most that the Vikings are willing to offer, then I think the Titans can beat that.
The easiest way would be to be the first team to throw out an offer that includes sending a 1st round pick to the Browns. But…the Titans could actually add some draft capital as well. Let me explain.