The NFL season has been a crazy one throughout the entire league and there are still plenty of ways for things to get even crazier. With the pipe dream gone of acquiring either DK Metcalf or Deebo Samuel for wide receiver needy teams, Odell Beckham Jr. has become one of the best available options. One team to keep a very close eye on could be the Indianapolis Colts.
Over the last few months, the Colts have been connected to Beckham on more than a few occasions. Matt Ryan could certainly use another weapon to work with and Indianapolis wouldn’t need to have Beckham ready until mid-season. That projects well with where his recovery from a torn ACL should be.
With that being said, once again, there is buzz mounting surrounding the Colts and Beckham. That buzz seems to be stemming from a “report” made by the Colts’ Sports Illustrated Fan Nation website.
Needless to say, this would be a huge addition for the Colts. However, fans may need to pump the brakes a bit on the report made by Andrew Moore, who certainly is by no means a known NFL insider.
Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star took to Twitter to share a very different perspective and report on the Beckham to the Colts rumors.
Clearly, these two journalists are very much not on the same page. But, even with the validity of the first report in doubt, it’s interesting to think about. Beckham would certainly be the kind of risk that the Colts should take.
During the 2021 NFL season split between the Browns and Rams, Beckham showed flashes of his star self. In the eight games he played with the Rams after finally getting out of Cleveland, Beckham caught 27 passes for 305 yards and five touchdowns. He also played a big role in the playoffs, catching 21 passes for 288 yards and two scores in four games.
Looking at the current makeup of the Colts’ roster, Indianapolis needs help at wide receiver. They have Michael Pittman Jr. penciled in as the No. 1 target for Ryan, with rookie Alec Pierce as their No. 2. Indianapolis also has the injury-prone Parris Campbell, but after that things get extremely murky.
If Chris Ballard and the Colts’ front office wants to make a big splash offensively, taking a shot on Odell Beckham Jr. would be the right move to make. He may not play until midway through the season or later, but that would be well worth a one-year deal.
Beckham is exactly the move the Colts should attempt to make if they want to go all-in on competing for a Super Bowl run.