Free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr is set to visit the New York Jets on Monday, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport. Well, wouldn’t this be just fantastic? The Pro Bowl and Super Bowl champion wide receiver might be headed to the AFC East, but it might not be with the Patriots, who have a huge need at the position.
He’s set to visit the Jets on Monday, and is even going as far as taking a physical with the team. Rapoport also indicated that the visit will include a discussion on how Beckham Jr will fit on the Jets’ future offense with Aaron Rodgers and being in a very deep wide receiver room.
This could be a double whammy for the Patriots and the rest of the AFC. The trade for Aaron Rodgers seems about finished, and if the visit with Beckham goes well, the Jets might not want to waste any further time.
Right now, the Jets’ wide receiver room features Garrett Wilson, Corey Davis, Allen Lazard, Mecole Hardman, and potentially Odell Beckham Jr. It’s a deep room, and Beckham might not even be one of the top three options in this room, but still, adding Rodgers and Beckham to the offense will spell disaster for the rest of the division.
This would put the Patriots at a huge disadvantage in the division and would further bury them in the conference. The Pats did apparently try to make a trade for Jerry Jeudy, but that hasn’t worked out thus far. Any attempts (if there were any) to get Brandin Cooks failed, and there doesn’t appear to be anything connecting DeAndre Hopkins to the team.
This might be a scenario where the team just has to brace for more talent spilling into the laps of division rivals and to simply prepare for the 2023 NFL Draft, where there are quality wide receiver prospects to choose from.
To be fair, New England did address their offense this year, hiring Bill O’Brien as the new offensive coordinator, and signing Mike Gesicki, James Robinson, and JuJu Smith-Schuster.
However, that’s a far cry from the Jets potentially getting Aaron Rodgers AND Odell Beckham Jr.