Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. looked like his career could be hanging in the balance. Things had not panned out as hoped when the Cleveland Browns acquired him via trade from the New York Giants. He is set to hit free agency after resurrecting his career with the Rams and the New Orleans Saints could be a potential landing spot for him.
With New York, Beckham was a star. He put up gaudy numbers and was a true game-breaker. With the Browns, he struggled with injuries and didn’t come close to putting up the same stats that he had with the Giants.
A lot of people questioned how good he truly was, as he couldn’t get on the same page with Baker Mayfield. What made things worse was the fact that Mayfield’s production improved without Beckham in the lineup.
Eventually, Beckham got his wish and got out of Cleveland. He landed with the Rams and wasted little time showing that he can still be productive and help a team win some games.
In the playoff game against the Arizona Cardinals, Beckham caught four passes for 54 yards and a touchdown. He even completed a 40-yard pass to Cam Akers on a trick play. That strong performance followed a good eight-game stretch to close out the regular season with the Rams in which Beckham caught 27 passes for 305 yards and five touchdowns.
Acclimating yourself to a new team and playbook midseason is never easy, but Beckham made the most of his chance. His performance in the postseason should only help boost his value when he hits free agency in a few months.
He should be able to land a solid contract, showing he has plenty to offer despite what happened in Cleveland. One team to keep an eye on could be the Saints.
Beckham could take on a huge role in their passing game. If Michael Thomas and the organization cannot work out their differences, Beckham could be their No. 1 option. At worst, he would be No. 2 in a passing offense that has always been strong with Sean Payton at the helm.
If the Saints can land a difference-making quarterback, such as Russell Wilson, it becomes that much more of an attractive landing spot for Odell Beckham Jr. The LSU product has plenty left in the tank and can be counted on as a top-two option in the passing game.