Are the New York Jets about to sign Odell Beckham Jr.?
The former Rams wide receiver didn’t play a single game last season, however, it’s clear he’s still regarded as one of the best past catchers in the game today.
With free agency in full swing, it was only a matter of time before we heard the star WR’s name, but could it be that we’re about to see a partnership between one of the most prolific wide outs in the game, and one of the best quarterbacks in the modern era? What’s more is that it could all be going down in the ‘Big Apple.’
New York Jets look to OBJ
By now it should be clear that the New York Jets intend to ‘win’ free agency. As one of the most, if not the most active teams in the market this offseason, the Jets have already added former Green Bay Packers wideout Allen Lazard, former Kansas City Chiefs wideout Mecole Hardman, Washington Commanders offensive lineman Wes Schweitzer and by all accounts, Aaron Rodgers is likely coming as well. It has indeed been a productive week in New York and now it seems that there is more to come.
Reports now indicate, that the Jets are looking at free agent wide receiver to the extent that interest is said to be “very real.” The news of course, follows Aaron Rodgers’ own admission a few weeks ago that his move to New York would in part depend on the Jets ability to fulfill his wish list, which curiously included OBJ. Adding further weight to the situation, is the fact that ESPN reported on Thursday that both the Jets and Beckham are interested in seeing a deal happen. “We should very much consider Odell Beckham Jr. still on the table as an option for the New York Jets,” ESPN’s Jeff Darlington said. “In fact, we can go even further to say that both sides would still like to see this done. Financials still in the way of actually finalizing this thing, but I still think that Odell Beckham Jr. will wind up with the New York Jets.”
What can we take away from the Jets/OBJ situation?
As is the case with any player and any team, if it comes down to the financial aspect, one could say a deal is close or perhaps even imminent. Yet, it’s got to be said that this is by no means a surprise where OBJ is concerned. You may recall that just earlier this month, the former Browns player disclosed that he had been offered $4 million after working out with several teams, before adding that it wasn’t enough. Whether you agree with his stance, the fact remains that despite his ACL issue, this is a player who essentially catapulted the Rams into contention after he joined them and then subsequently helped them to secure a Super Bowl title. While concerns about his ability to find his best form again are understandable, the prospect of the three-time Pro Bowler catching passes from Aaron Rodgers is one that certainly warrants attention. Watch this space.