The links between Odell Beckham Jr. and the New England Patriots simply refuse to go away. After Beckham has expressed his desire to play alongside Bill Belichick, the idea of snatching up a premium talent at a vastly discounted price in free agency might appeal to the Patriots.
Beckham, who won a championship with the Los Angeles Rams after forcing his way out of Cleveland, caught a touchdown in the Super Bowl after a very impressive playoff run. An ACL injury suffered in that Super Bowl is the only reason he is still unsigned.
Even with the addition of DeVante Parker, the constant questions surrounding the offensive play-calling and Isaiah Wynn hinting that the offense has been dumbed down a tad aren’t setting up Mac Jones for success. Some big-name talking heads want Beckham in Foxborough to help Jones replicate his 2021-22 breakout.
NFL Network’s Kyle Brandt continues to bang the table and demand that the Patriots make a run at Beckham, citing the Bills’ rapid rise to the top of the division and the need to get Jones more perimeter targets. If he’s even half the receiver he was with the Giants, he’d be great in New England.
Will the Patriots finally sign Odell Beckham Jr.?
Are the Patriots going to just sit by and be like, ‘You know what, oh well. I guess the Bills own the AFC East. We’ll just sit here and hope for a wild card?'” Brandt said. “No! The Patriots are going to arm up. Go get this guy. He would explode. Go give him to Mac Jones. Go take this thing.”
It goes without saying that the Rams will be New England’s most significant competitor for Beckham. On top of the fact that Sean McVay has publicly expressed his desire for a Beckham return, COO Kevin Demoff is optimistic that a deal will get done soon.
Even though signing Beckham is unlikely for the Patriots, the thought of what he could do for Jones and the offense is staggering. Beckham, Parker, and Hunter Henry would make for one heck of a three-headed monster on any given passing play. Even a limited Beckham can still produce.
Getting Beckham at the apex of his Giants hype would have been a dream come true for Patriots fans, but injuries have taken their toll on him.
While he’s not going to be a Pro Bowler, playing an important role on a champion like the Rams shows that Beckham has juice left in the tank.