Following a brutal close to the 2021 season for the Indianapolis Colts, everyone is focusing on the upcoming offseason. Chris Ballard and company know that they need to upgrade the roster. One major position of need will be wide receiver and Odell Beckham Jr. is actually being talked about as a potential free agency target.
That’s right, Beckham, who at one point was one of the elite superstar receivers in the NFL, has been mentioned as a possible target for the Colts.
CBS Sports suggested that Beckham could be among the group of receivers the Colts take a look at it. Among the other options are JuJu Smith-Schuster and Allen Robinson.
The Colts could stand to pursue at least one of the other veteran targets, whether it’s Mike Williams, Allen Robinson, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Odell Beckham Jr. or Emmanuel Sanders.
Obviously, this isn’t a report that the Colts will pursue Beckham. It’s a suggestion that could make sense if the Colts are aggressively looking to add a playmaking wide receiver.
After being released by the Cleveland Browns earlier this season, Beckham has turned things around with the Los Angeles Rams. In the eight games he played with L.A., Beckham ended up catching 27 passes for 305 yards and five touchdowns. They aren’t superstar numbers, but they are enough to show he can still play at a high level.
If the Colts do decide to keep Carson Wentz, they need to find him a true No. 1 wideout. Beckham could end up being that guy for Indianapolis. Giving him a one or two-year deal would be a wise decision for the Colts.
Some fans won’t want to bring him in because of his past attitude issues. However, he has been a great teammate for the Rams and seems to be turning things around. This move would be well worth the gamble for the Colts.
Expect to hear a ton of rumors surrounding the Colts this offseason. Odell Beckham Jr. may not even be a consideration, but it’s an intriguing thought and should at least be explored.