Although there was growing optimism that he would be signed by a playoff contender, that appears to look less and less likely.
Free-agent WR Odell Beckham Jr. visited three teams over the past couple weeks. Two of them — the #Cowboys (T.Y. Hilton) and #Bills (Cole Beasley) — have now signed other veteran receivers who are ready, willing and able to play in the regular season.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 13, 2022
The Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, and New York Giants had all shown initial interest in Beckham.
However, by signing veteran receivers not named Beckham, the Cowboys and Bills have shown disinterest in him, and will likely not sign him for their respective 2022 playoff runs.
The Giants have not signed any receivers up to this point.
Will they take a crack at Beckham?
Beckham is 30 years old and was initially drafted by the Giants in 2014.
Although unlikely at this point, the Giants could still sign Beckham, if they believe that he is fully healthy and able to contribute to their playoff roster.
What’s Next For Beckham?
If the Giants or another surprise team do not sign Beckham this season, he will be up for grabs again for the 2023 season.
By having more time to train and get healthy, Beckham will have the opportunity to lace up his cleats again and contribute to the NFL once more.
After several months away from the game, and time to heal, there may be even more suitors for OBJ in the offseason.
Just to name a few, the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Houston Texans, and New York Jets are teams that present a current need for a player of Beckham’s former caliber.
Will they take a risk on him next season?