The bidding struggle without cost agent huge receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has begun.
The ninth-year huge receiver is available on the market after serving to the Los Angeles Rams to a Tremendous Bowl final yr. Earlier than tearing his ACL within the Tremendous Bowl, Beckham was important within the Rams offense as a consequence of his potential to create separation and win in a single on one conditions.
In keeping with Fox Sports activities’ Jay Glazer, Beckham must be cleared by subsequent week to return to soccer actions post-injury, so many groups may very well be lining up for his providers.
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) November 6, 2022
Six groups stand out above the remaining within the quest for OBJ, groups who desperately want his potential and talent.
It’s very apparent that the Dallas Cowboys need Odell Beckham Jr.
Simply ask Jerry Jones.
Or Micah Parsons.
Dallas is the glamour transfer for certain, however Beckham would hypothetically assist the Cowboys of their downfield passing recreation. The Cowboys are twenty sixth within the NFL in completions of over 15 air yards downfield, and whereas they’ve made it work with Dak at QB, it limits the ceiling of the offense. Beckham can create explosive performs and win one on one matchups on the skin, permitting CeeDee Lamb to actually dominate from the slot.
It’s by no means too late to go dwelling once more, is it?
The Giants are one of many league’s most stunning groups, heading into their bye at 6-2 and tied for second within the NFC East, far exceeding their expectations heading into the season. If the Giants significantly need to contend for the playoffs in a fairly weak convention, signing Beckham might give them the juice their passing recreation wants.
Saquon Barkley leads the Giants in receptions, and nearly as good as Saquon is, that’s unsustainable for each him and the offense. Getting a dependable receiver within the room like Beckham will increase the margins for error within the offense and may open up room for guys like Wan’Dale Robinson and Darius Slayton. The Giants actually simply want a wholesome physique within the room.
Regardless of being 4-5 and the sky falling in Tompa Bay, the Bucs are on the high of a division consisting of the New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons. The Bucs nonetheless management their future within the division, however that was by no means the primary objective for this crew. This crew was constructed to contend for a Tremendous Bowl, and proper now their offense isn’t as much as that caliber. A lot has been stated about their offensive line and their lack of ability to run the ball, however their huge receiver depth has taken a big hit.
Russell Gage has missed time with hip and hamstring accidents, Julio Jones has additionally been out and in of the lineup, and when you get previous them, you’re at Jaelon Darden and Scotty Miller. Beckham, whereas coming off of an ACL damage, may very well be a extra constant choice than Miller, whereas probably having increased upside than Julio Jones at this level in Jones’ profession. The Bucs have some severe catching as much as do within the convention, and Beckham would possibly assist them get there.
It looks as if Von Miller needs OBJ on the Payments.
Whereas on the floor it looks as if signing OBJ is extra of a “how a lot assist does Josh Allen want?” factor, the Payments desperately want a WR2. Gabe Davis has video games the place he goes for over 200 yards, then will utterly disappear the subsequent week. Isaiah McKenzie and Khalil Shakir are extra WR3/slot guys, and received’t have an effect on groups on the skin. That’s the place Beckham is available in. He capitalizes off of free house given to him due to the Diggs consideration, and may win one on one conditions. This looks as if a straightforward selection, however the damage to Josh Allen makes this cloudy.
Look man, the Ravens simply signed DeSean Jackson to provide them life of their receiver room. That’s a fairly dire state of affairs. The Ravens are in a tier beneath the opposite high groups within the AFC, and a big a part of that’s as a result of lack of expertise and depth in that receiving group. Rashod Bateman is out for the remainder of the season, and Beckham can are available and get open for Lamar Jackson.
If Baltimore needs to maximise the crew they’ve this yr, getting Beckham within the room couldn’t solely assist Jackson, however the remainder of the offense as nicely.
Not solely are the Chargers significantly injured at huge receiver, they’ve additionally been poor there this season. Keenan Allen remains to be on the damage report, and so is Mike Williams. On Sunday, Justin Herbert was throwing to Michael Bandy on the skin. So yeah, issues are kinda tough on the market for Los Angeles.
Including Beckham won’t solely assist the Chargers whereas Mike Williams and Keenan Allen are on the mend, however he additionally offers the Chargers offense some juice that it desperately wants. The Chargers have the third lowest throw depth of the season, regardless of having a QB with a howitzer for a proper arm in Herbert. A part of it’s scheme (glares at Joe Lombardi), however additionally they don’t actually have the dudes who can stretch the sector. Assuming Beckham will get again to 100%, he will be that man for the Chargers, and permit Williams and Allen to be chess items.