The frenetic free agency frenzy of March has passed, and the 2022 NFL Draft has come and gone.
Teams are preparing for their first minicamps of the offseason.
Meanwhile, Odell Beckham Jr. rehabs a torn ACL suffered in the Super Bowl. He still got his ring.
Beckham isn’t without his detractors, and he won’t be available for the first half of the 2022 NFL season. But he also has undeniable talent, and he could really help a contending team in need of a passing-game boost.
Odell Beckham Jr 2022 Team Odds
Beckham got his release from the Browns midway through the 2021 season before joining the Rams. He caught 27 passes for 305 yards and five TDs in eight games as the No. 3 WR and had two receptions for 52 yards and a TD in the Super Bowl before a torn ACL that not only ended his season but put most of the 2022 campaign on ice.
In the postseason, he played his best, with 316 yards in four games, including a nine-reception, 113-yard game in the NFC Championship vs. the 49ers.
Beckham, 29, wants to play and is expected to be ready for a stretch run (late October or November). He can help a team, especially if he’s coming in fresh in Week 9 or 10.
The Packers and Patriots were two of the teams reportedly interested in adding OBJ last year before he ultimately chose the Rams. Green Bay is in dire need of a playmaker – right now, the No. 1 WR on the depth chart is rookie Christian Watson, a second-round pick from North Dakota State. New England’s interest likely cooled with the recent addition of DeVante Parker, and it’s out of cap space anyway.
Beckham’s family reportedly prefers Dallas as the destination. The Cowboys parted ways with Amari Cooper this offseason but added James Washington from the Steelers and have CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup – not the worst trio in the league.
As for the Rams, they added Bears standout Allen Robinson and still have All-Everything WR Cooper Kupp. Rams brass has indicated they’d like to bring Beckham back, but the team has just over $5 million in cap space, and he’s likely to get more than that in the open market.
The Packers, Cowboys, Jaguars, Colts, Bears, and Falcons all have over $10 million in available cap space.
Odell has shown before that he wants to play for a winner and with an elite QB. That gives a big edge to some teams over others on this list.
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