Robert Griffin III: Browns need to feature Odell Beckham or trade him


Former NFL Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III is fed up with how the Browns are using Odell Beckham, arguing Cleveland should trade the star receiver if they’re not going to feature him.

Griffin, who had a cup of coffee with Cleveland in 2016, is understandably frustrated, not wanting a player of Beckham’s elite caliber to go to waste. Advanced metrics show Beckham, who missed Weeks 1 and 2 while recovering from ACL surgery, has gotten open at will this season, though lately, it hasn’t mattered. He’s yet to score a touchdown this year, spending most weeks as a forgotten man on an offense that would rather run than throw (only New Orleans and Chicago have run on a higher percentage of plays). Even without their top two running backs—Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt—Thursday night, the Browns struggled to involve Beckham, who finished with two catches for 23 scoreless yards in a win against Denver.