CLEVELAND, OH –
Rumors began to surface that the Minnesota Vikings are in talks with the Cleveland Browns to acquire Odell Beckham Jr.
The rumors began with an NFL Fox insider, Jay Glazer, teasing “big national news,” on tonight’s (April 15) episode of Fox Football Now. Of course, fans will begin to speculate the news after a tease like that. THe rumors began to really flair this morning after this tweet which brought focus to Beckham Jr:
So, as I reported this morning on @MandMWFAN, Source has told me that the Browns and Vikings are in discussions on a trade that would send @obj to the Vikings for a 2nd and 5th round pick next year. Trade is not done, but the deal is being discussed.
— Moose™ (@MarcMalusis) April 15, 2020
Jay Glazer woke up to the sports world going nuts about the potential news. He quickly set the rumors straight:
The news I have tonight is not transactional news, not a player getting traded or signed. Woke up to seeing y’all going ape-you-know-what guessing what it is. It’s not what you think. Fox Football Now tonight 11 ET/ 8 PT after race
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) April 15, 2020
Now, it’s quite possible that the two men could be referencing two completely different pieces of news. Personally, I think Glazer may announce something dealing with the NFL’s plans for playing during COVID-19.
However, Malusis may actually be following a true lead. He may really have intel that hints at a possible trade that send Odell to Minnesota. Malusis is the co-host of “Moose and Maggie” on WFAN and although he has no credible news breaks thus far, he is associated with a credible media organization. WFAN is an Entercom station.
It’s also worth noting that Beckham has been rumored to want out of Cleveland since last season. The over-sized roster was full of star power but lacked chemistry. In fact, according to Jay Glazer (yes, him), Beckham didn’t hide his desires for a trade. He most notably was said to have been yelling from the sidelines, “come get me” to other teams during games. CBS Sports detailed, Beckham also told team mates and players the same thing.
Fact is, this Beckham thing is just a rumor right now. But, don’t be surprised if it’s just pre-mature. Malusis could have been on to something.