Odell Beckham’s production at a career low

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Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham looked frustrated at the end of Sunday’s loss to the Steelers. It’s easy to see why.

Beckham caught just two passes for 25 yards on Sunday, continuing a disappointing trend for Beckham in Cleveland: He’s just not the same player he was early in his career with the Giants.

This year Beckham is averaging a career-low 3.8 catches per game for a career-low 53.2 yards per game. He’s also not getting as many passes thrown to him as he’s accustomed to, with a career-low average of just 7.0 targets per game. But if he were making the most of those limited opportunities he’d be catching more of the passes thrown to him. Instead he’s catching a career-low 54.8 percent of his targets.

Beckham has topped 1,000 receiving yards in every year of his career except 2017, when injuries limited him to four games. Through six games in 2020, Beckham is on pace for 850 yards. His production is way down.

24 responses to “Odell Beckham’s production at a career low

  1. Unfortunately for Odell, receivers need at baseline competent quarterback play to put up the numbers he does.

  2. I’m from Cleveland, been a fan my whole life! It’s upsetting to actually have a talented team inside & out then have injuries mixed with incompetent QB play ruining what SHOULD be a playoff season for my brownies! Smh 🤦‍♂️

  3. The Browns look like a much better organization than we’ve seen in the last 10-15 years or so. They’re young and still developing. It’s been a long time coming, but the Browns are a good team again. They’re not focused on one guy’s stats. They’re trying to win games and build a team that’s going to compete for championships every year.

  4. Beginning of the departure of Beckham & the continued decline of Faker Mayfield. Gonna laugh when they sign their undersized QB to a long term deal.

  5. I think Beckham’s injuries have sapped the insane speed and burst he had early in his career. He used to have such blinding short-area burst that he always jumped off the screen, and he’s still fast – but he doesn’t look like he did to me.

    It seemed like for about four years he was always on the injury report with a hip issue, for example. That stuff takes a toll.

  6. WRs are quickly becoming as valuable as RBs. Replaceable after their first contract with a rookie.

  7. He is still the same player. The problem is that he is playing with a bottom-tier, marginal starter at quarterback. His numbers will likely improve when Keenum takes over (could be as early as this week), but what he really needs to excel is to play with a legit franchise QB. Odell should be commended for exercising restraint in not calling out Baker Mayfield for the garbage QB that he is.

  8. He’s still very explosive Mayfield just can’t deliver consistently. I think you’ll find Keenum starting at some point this season and see his production go way up.

  9. Keenum is about as skilled at quarterbacking as Mayfield is rn but with a water pistol for an arm. Who really cares about OBJs stats??

  10. His numbers should take a huge leap this week. With the Bengals not playing their best D-lineman for “reasons” and their top CB Jackson out with concussion OBJ will have room to run and Mayfield time to throw.

  11. He was on pace, through his first 3 seasons, to become one of the most prolific wide receivers (production wise) in NFL history. I guess Eli wasnt the problem, heh Odell?

  12. joshhatesthesteelers says:
    Browns are 4-2 and the media focus is about Beckham’s numbers being down, SMH.
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    I get you’re a Browns fan that hasn’t seen a lot of 4-2 starts by your team in recent memory. You’re justifiably proud and optimistic.
    But we have volumes of indisputable evidence Odell Beckham Jr. is a major diva who gets frustrated and hot-headed when things don’t go his way. He begins causing problems on and off the field, and it tends to escalate quickly. That’s not good for Cleveland.
    The fact Beckham’s numbers are historically low (for him), he’s playing with an erratic and less-than-proven QB, and got frustrated and reverted to his less-charming self last weekend, means the 4-2 Browns have a potential problem brewing.
    THAT, my friend, is exactly the kind of thing both the media AND the Browns need to keep a close eye on.

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