So where will he go?
Beckham has declared he wants to sign with a contender, even though he just left one, meaning top teams in the NFL are likely on the phone with his agent at the moment.
ESPN’s Dianna Russini revealed three teams that are reportedly the favorites for OBJ.
On the day in which he could make his final decision, free-agent WR Odell Beckham Jr. is honing in on the Chiefs, Packers and Saints, per league sources.
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) November 10, 2021
The Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, and New Orleans Saints appear to be the finalists in the Beckham sweepstakes and a decision should come soon.
All About Fit
At this point in the season Beckham is not going to receive a lucrative contract with any team.
That means he has to pick a place where he feels he has the best chance to win a Super Bowl.
However, he may also want to go somewhere to be the number one guy.
🚨 Breaking: Odell Beckham, Jr. has prioritized the #Packers as his No. 1 destination should he clear waivers, per sources.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) November 9, 2021
That is why the Chiefs and Packers are interesting choices.
If Beckham truly did leave Cleveland because he wasn’t getting the ball enough, he won’t instantly walk into a new city and get 15 targets per game.
The Saints are also interesting because Trevor Siemian would be his quarterback.
No offense to Siemian, but he is not Rodgers or Patrick Mahomes.
It is likely that Beckham just wanted out of Cleveland, regardless of the targets.
And that is entirely fair because he originally signed with the New York Giants, only to be traded to the Browns.
NFL fans are just left wondering if he will stay motivated on a team where he is not the top target.