Over four weeks into the 2022 NFL season, there remains a very talented wide receiver that is still a free agent at this point.
Odell Beckham Jr., one of the better wideouts in recent years, still remains unsigned several months after his ACL injury in last season’s Super Bowl, and the speculation has been building as far as which team he may sign with in the near future.
At this point of the year, there doesn’t seem to be a clear-cut favorite to win this year’s Super Bowl, and there are several teams that could experience a boost in their chances of winning it all if a healthy Beckham were to join them.
These three teams, in particular, seem to have a great chance of landing him.
The Bills were considered by many to be the favorite to win the world championship when the season started, but they could use a little more help to separate themselves from the pack a little more.
Beckham, a three-time Pro Bowler, could fit the bill.
Wide receiver Stefon Diggs has put up big numbers to start the season, but he could always use someone like Beckham to take some defensive pressure off him.
Von Miller, Buffalo’s talented middle linebacker, has been trying to publicly recruit Beckham, saying that he has been in regular communication with the former New York Giant.
"I talk to OBJ probably every week."
Von Miller says Odell Beckham Jr. now "on tour" with visits to Giants, Saints, and Bucs.
Miller concludes with a smile…
— Jon Scott (@JonScottTV) October 5, 2022
If Beckham were to head to Upstate New York, he would enjoy a situation much like the one he was in with the Los Angeles Rams last year where he could simply fit in and not have the pressure of having to carry his team.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tom Brady loves to stack the deck in his favor, and nabbing Beckham would be another example, just like the Bucs bringing in Julio Jones for this season or Antonio Brown for the 2020 campaign.
With Pro Bowl wideout Chris Godwin still struggling to return from last season’s knee injury and Jones putting up meager numbers, Beckham could help Tampa Bay stake a claim to its second Vince Lombardi Trophy in three years.
So far this season, it ranks just 16th in points scored and 25th in total yardage, and coming off back-to-back losses to the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs, it could use a pick-me-up.
Los Angeles Rams
The most logical destination, and perhaps the most likely one, may be the team he played with last season.
After all, he already built some chemistry and rapport with the Rams, and they still have the majority of the players who took them to the mountaintop last winter.
Odell Beckham Jr. remains a free agent, @ShannonSharpe on the best landing spot for OBJ this season:
“Rams are the best option. I don't see anything to make me believe Allen Robinson is about to take off. OBJ is very familiar with the offense, Matthew Stafford and Sean McVay." pic.twitter.com/dQCocqsAbN
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) October 4, 2022
Plus, Beckham, who has a baby son who was born in February, wouldn’t have to uproot his growing family and move to a new city or area.
The Rams are 2-2 and are somewhat reeling, as their two losses came in blowout fashion to the Bills and San Francisco 49ers.
They haven’t beaten a likely playoff squad yet, and retaining Beckham could give them the happy shove they need to get back on track.