When Jay Glazer promises a massive scoop, NFL fans pay attention.
And the Fox NFL insider did just that on Tuesday night when a tease for his Wednesday night radio show, “Fox Football Now,” promised “big national news… I’m not kidding around.”
A 24-hour wait for a massive scoop led to plenty of speculation and that quickly turned to Odell Beckham Jr. on Wednesday morning when WFAN’s Marc Malusis tweeted that the Browns and Vikings were in trade talks for the star receiver.
“Discussions on a trade that would send (Beckham) to the Vikings for a 2nd and 5th round pick next year. Trade is not done, but the deal is being discussed,” Malusis wrote.
Given that Glazer was one of the first to predict that the Giants would trade the 27-year-old Beckham, all the pieces felt like they were coming together. However, Glazer dispelled that notion quickly.
How serious those Vikings-Browns talks are up for debate. Malusis is not an NFL news breaker and no reporter has chimed in on the rumors, yet.
Beckham, though, reportedly spent the latter parts of a disintegrating debut season with the Browns trying to push his way out of Cleveland. The Vikings seemingly could be in need of another top receiver after they traded Stefon Diggs to the Bills earlier this offseason. Browns new coach Kevin Stefanski has also direct ties to Minnesota, where he worked as an assistant coach to 2006.
A lot of smoke so far without any real fire. That could always change quickly around Beckham, though.