, so this is all just a big 'what if' postulation...and there have been no signs that Cleveland is ready to move him either.it is his understanding that Beckham isn’t actively seeking a move from Cleveland
QBs make WRs, not the other way around. Sure, there are gray areas and nothing's absolute but for the most part, you get it right at QB? You'll find it super easy to find guys to catch his passes. Jacob Tamme? Fine. Austin Pettis? Sure. Every short white slot on God's green earth? They'll all thrive. That guy the Browns cut, with huge hands? Snead? Great career if he's with me.
That's valid, Cliff. At the same time, nobody's struggling to win without OBJ. You could easily make the case that the #1 WR on both Super Bowl teams was a TE. High volume WRs and Super Bowls don't correlate a lot... like leading rushers, true bellcows.
Head coach, QB, get the line right... and suddenly your front office is flat-out genius when it comes to finding people to catch the ball or run with it.
Cliff, you won't find one GM to stand on your side of that argument. That's why I said there are always gonna be exceptions and gray areas... because having a corps of guys who can't run routes or catch the ball is gonna be bad no matter what.
But there are more guys who can run the right route and catch the ball than starting jobs. That's why a Joe Horn or Willie Snead leaves his team and goes on to a great career on a better team. That's why we regularly see guys drafted in R6 who step right in and excel, not commonly true at QB.
That's why a WR who does well with Aikman or Manning doesn't go somewhere else in free agency and transform his next QB into a star. More often, that free agent drifts from our memories.
But it's not a slam on WRs. No every-day position player in any team sport has the massive influence on everything else like a QB.