The Cleveland Browns announced Tuesday that they’ve officially placed WR Odell Beckham Jr. on injured reserve with a torn ACL.
ACL tears typically require around a nine-month rehab, which means there’s a chance Beckham could be back for training camp next year.
However, it’s like that even if Beckham is ready by then, the Browns will take it slow in terms of getting him up to speed.
Some have wondered whether Beckham will even be back in Cleveland next year. It’s worth mentioning that Beckham’s 2021 salary is guaranteed now that he’s suffered a season-ending injury.
Beckham, 27, was taken with the No. 12 overall pick by the Giants back in 2014. He was set to make a base salary of $8,459,000 for the 2018 season when he agreed to a new five-year extension worth up to $95 million that includes $65 million in total guarantees.
The Giants traded Beckham to the Browns last offseason for the No. 17 overall pick, their second third-round pick and S Jabrill Peppers.
Beckham stands to make base salaries of $16.75 million and $14 million over the next two years.
In 2020, Beckham appeared in seven games and caught 23 passes for 319 yards receiving and three touchdowns. He had also rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown.