The bidding struggle without spending a dime agent large receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has begun.
The ninth-year large receiver is available on the market after serving to the Los Angeles Rams to a Tremendous Bowl final 12 months. Earlier than tearing his ACL within the Tremendous Bowl, Beckham was important within the Rams offense on account of his means to create separation and win in a single on one conditions.
In line with Fox Sports activities’ Jay Glazer, Beckham ought to be cleared by subsequent week to return to soccer actions post-injury, so many groups could possibly be lining up for his providers.
Huge information for @obj rehabbing gong so effectively he’s anticipated to be totally cleared within the subsequent week. Ought to be many suitors for his providers. @NFLonFOX
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) November 6, 2022
Six groups stand out above the remainder within the quest for OBJ, groups who desperately want his means 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 positive, 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 really dominate from the slot.
New York Giants
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 relatively weak convention, signing Beckham may give them the juice their passing recreation wants.
Saquon Barkley leads the Giants in receptions, and pretty much 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 might open up room for guys like Wan’Dale Robinson and Darius Slayton. The Giants actually simply want a wholesome physique within the room.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Regardless of being 4-5 and the sky falling in Tompa Bay, the Bucs are on the prime 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 principle purpose for this workforce. This workforce was constructed to contend for a Tremendous Bowl, and proper now their offense isn’t as much as that caliber. A lot has been mentioned about their offensive line and their lack of ability to run the ball, however their large 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 harm, could possibly be a extra constant choice than Miller, whereas doubtlessly 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 like Von Miller needs OBJ on the Payments.
Whereas on the floor it looks like 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 fully 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 might win one on one conditions. This looks like a straightforward selection, however the harm to Josh Allen makes this cloudy.
Look man, the Ravens simply signed DeSean Jackson to present them life of their receiver room. That’s a reasonably dire state of affairs. The Ravens are in a tier beneath the opposite prime 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 workforce they’ve this 12 months, getting Beckham within the room couldn’t solely assist Jackson, however the remainder of the offense as effectively.
Los Angeles Chargers
Not solely are the Chargers significantly injured at large receiver, they’ve additionally been poor there this season. Keenan Allen remains to be on the harm 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 is not going to solely assist the Chargers whereas Mike Williams and Keenan Allen are on the mend, however he additionally provides 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 sphere. Assuming Beckham will get again to 100%, he might be that man for the Chargers, and permit Williams and Allen to be chess items.