Odell Beckham Jr. reportedly wants out of Cleveland, but could his next destination be a place that he already once called home?
Before Thursday's kickoff between the Jets and Ravens, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reported that Beckham is 'not afraid of a return to New York,' according to someone familiar with the wide receiver.
The Jets, of course, have some questions at wide receiver moving forward, with Robby Anderson headed for free agency after this season.
Could Beckham be a fit with the Jets?
"As we are watching the game last week, we learned that Odell Beckham, an old friend of New York, is unhappy in Cleveland and might look to be traded during the offseason," said Vacchiano. "Now, from what I've heard, the Cleveland Browns are drawing a line in the sand and are not going to trade him. At least that's what they say now. But we do know that the Jets need a number one receiver and from what I'm told by people who know Beckham, he is not afraid of a return to New York. That doesn't mean he wants to come to the Jets."
In his first season with Cleveland, Beckham has caught 59 passes for 844 yards, but his two receiving TDs to this point are the lowest season total of his six-year career.
And while many saw the Browns as a potential playoff team with Beckham added to the mix, they're currently just 6-7 and have dealt with their fair share of turmoil over the course of the season.
But would the Jets, who have gone through struggles of their own this season, even entice Beckham?
"We're going to hear a lot in the coming months about where he wants to play. We've already heard the Packers, the 49ers, the Rams. The Jets are in a little bit of a rebuilding mode, probably not the winning organization he wants to come to, but if the Jets were aggressive and decided that, 'Hey, the Browns are offering him, let's see if we can get him," at least they know or should know that Beckham is not soured on the city in a return to this media market just because of his experiences with the Giants."
In five seasons with the Giants, Beckham became one of the most explosive players in the NFL, racking up 5,476 receiving yards and 44 touchdowns.