There has been a lot of chatter and speculation recently about where wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. could end up. The former All-Pro recently received full clearance as he works his way back from a torn ACL suffered during Super Bowl LVI while playing for the Los Angeles Rams. Most vocally, the Dallas Cowboys have been in aggressive pursuit of him.
Beckham is by far the best free agent remaining and whoever signs him will be bolstering their wide receiver group in a big way. While it may take a little while for him to knock off the rust, it was clear that he has plenty left to offer with how he performed with the Rams following a tumultuous tenure with the Cleveland Browns.
It is anyone’s guess where Beckham will end up for the stretch run of the season. He has been linked to nearly a third of the league as a lot of teams would love to add a player of his caliber to their depth chart.
One of the teams mentioned most prominently has been the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas has CeeDee Lamb locked in as their No. 1 receiver and Michael Gallup behind him after recovering from an ACL injury of his own. But, beyond those two, the wide receiver depth chart leaves a lot to be desired.
However, one NFL scout that spoke to NFL Analysis Network doesn’t see a Dallas being where Beckham ends up. The scout would give the edge to the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers over the Cowboys.
“I think the Cowboys are certainly in the running, but to be honest I think he ends up in New York with the Giants. He could also land with the Packers. Personally, I just don’t think he ends up in Dallas.”
The most recent rumors surrounding Beckham state that he has narrowed his choices down to the two NFC East rivals. Dallas would provide Beckham a chance to work his way back into shape as they have established receivers already on the roster. There would be no pressure to produce right away there, but the appeal of returning to the first franchise he knew is strong.
Odell Beckham Jr. began his career with the Giants and by all accounts was disappointed when he was traded. Coming back to the franchise, especially now since they are a winning team, would make a lot of sense for both sides. The opportunity to quickly ascend to No. 1 receiver exists in New York unlike many of the other franchises that have been linked to him.