The Odell Beckham Jr. watch seems to officially be on in the NFL. The former All-Pro wide receiver is arguably the best free agent in the league and he remains unsigned because he is recovering from a torn ACL suffered in the Super Bowl while playing with the Los Angeles Rams. Now, it appears the Green Bay Packers are a potential front-runner to sign him.
Beckham showed during his stint with Los Angeles that he still has plenty to offer teams. He quickly became a great No. 2 option behind Cooper Kupp, catching two passes for 52 yards and a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals in the Super Bowl before tearing his ACL.
A November return is expected for Beckham, who could be a huge addition to a team looking to make a run in the second half of the season. If he can return anywhere close to the caliber of player he was before the injury, Beckham is going to help a team win games.
Which teams could be in on him? Thus far we have heard about a number of them. His first team, the New York Giants, has been mentioned as a possible landing spot as their wide receiver group is in shambles. There are numerous people, including his former teammate Victor Cruz, that believe the Dallas Cowboys are the best landing spot for him.
Former Cowboys defensive lineman Marcus Spears also believes that Dallas is the spot for Beckham. The two recently had an exchange on Twitter, discussing where the wide receiver could end up. Beckham insinuated that it would not be the Cowboys, but the other teams that Spears mentioned, Beckham said he sees eye to eye about.
The five teams that Spears mentioned are the Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, Rams, Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens.
All five of those teams would make sense as landing spots for Beckham. They are all considered Super Bowl contenders despite some having slower-than-anticipated starts. It really depends on what Beckham is looking for.
If winning another ring is all that he cares about, the Chiefs, Bills and Packers will likely top his list. If he is seeking the best opportunity to produce stats to parlay into a new contract, the Ravens, Rams and Packers would top the list.
Green Bay is the only team that falls into both categories and Aaron Rodgers has not been shy about expressing his feelings about teaming up with Odell Beckham Jr. They could offer the LSU product everything that he is looking for as the decision he makes this season will impact the remainder of his career.