What Will 2022-23 Free Agency Be Like For Odell Beckham Jr.?

What Will 2022-23 Free Agency Be Like For Odell Beckham Jr.?

Ayden Fahlstrom
2 years ago
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Odell Beckham makes a touchdown catch over Mike Hilton of the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI

Odell Beckham Jr. had a successful run with the Los Angeles Rams after signing on with them in November following a buyout agreement with the Cleveland Browns.

Beckham hauled in five touchdowns in eight regular-season games with the Rams, providing immediate value next to Cooper Kupp and helping to soften the blow of the season-ending loss of Robert Woods III

It looked like he was well on his way to a historic Super Bowl performance, as he scored the first touchdown of the game. However, he ended up leaving the game for good in the second quarter due to a bad knee injury, which was later revealed to be a torn ACL

For the first time in his career, OBJ will be heading into free agency. Here are some potential fits.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

With Chris Godwin potentially moving on and Antonio Brown out of sight and out of mind, the Buccaneers could look into potentially signing OBJ, as his presence next to Mike Evans would make for one of the deadliest wide receivers duos in the league.

Bruce Arians’ tendency to play the vertical passing game could also have some intrigue to Beckham, which maximizes Beckham’s route running and speed.

With Tom Brady out of the picture, however, OBJ may not be motivated to make a move to Tampa.

New England Patriots

The Patriots are always in the mix for top-tier talent as long as Bill Belichick is their head coach, as they now have their QB of the future in Mac Jones

OBJ coming to Foxborough would allow Kendrick Bourne and Nelson Agholor to play more complementary roles like they’re used to rather than having to step up and be the top options, Odell could really help open up the Pats’ offense.

New York Jets

The Jets need an elite wide receiver in the worst way, and who better to fill that hole than OBJ?

OBJ already had a successful run in New York with the Giants, as his familiarity with the area could equip him well to handle playing in an unforgiving city like New York.

His presence would also open things up for Corey Davis and Elijah Hughes while also giving Zach Wilson a bonafide weapon to rely on as he hopes to establish himself as an elite QB for years to come. 

It seems unlikely that OBJ would choose to play with the Jets, however.

Los Angeles Rams

All around, going back to the Rams seems to be the best situation for OBJ, as he genuinely seemed happy to be in Los Angeles on and off the field.

OBJ erased a lot of narratives about him in just a short time with the Rams, as many thought he wasn’t the elite player that he was made out to be or labeled him as immature due to past instances where he showed a little too much emotion.

But winning cures all, as Beckham proved he can be a winning player if put into the right environment. 

There also just doesn’t seem to be a better fit for OBJ from a football perspective nor a city perspective, so this makes too much sense not to happen.

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