Chicago Bears: 3 wide receiver trades to think about for 2022
By Ryan Heckman
The Chicago Bears could trade for Cleveland Browns wideout Odell Beckham Jr.
The Cleveland Browns will continue to run the football. That’s their mission. That’s what they do. If Odell Beckham Jr. isn’t getting the targets he would like, he very well could want out. What better gift to give a second-year quarterback like Justin Fields than an established, elite wide receiver like Beckham?
Here’s one of the biggest storylines when it comes to Beckham next offseason: Beckham’s contract is voidable after the 2021 season. The Browns can cut him with zero dead cap space.
If the Bears are losing Robinson, ensuring they can get Beckham would be well worth the risk — assuming they are interested in him. Beckham would have two years remaining on his deal next year, each paying him $15 million.
Considering Robinson’s franchise tag is paying him roughly $18 million for this coming season, that salary seems like a fair deal for a player like Beckham.
The biggest question with the former New York Giant would be whether or not he can stay healthy. Over the last few seasons, Beckham has had his share of injury struggles. If his teammate Jarvis Landry’s comments are any indication, Beckham looks “scary” good right now after knee surgery.
When he’s healthy, though, Beckham is still one of the most explosive and dynamic players in all of football.