S NFL season in a few weeks, bettors everywhere are wondering where free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. he will eventually play this year.
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Who will he suit up with next season and could he return to the Los Angeles Rams? Emmanuel Acho and David Hellman predict where OBJ will land next year.
Odell was selected by the New York Giants 12th overall in the 2014 draft. After five years, three Pro Bowls and endless reel catches, he took his talent Cleveland where he quickly became frustrated with Baker Mayfield’s decision-making abilities. Voicing his displeasure, he was released by the team after one and a half seasons and signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams.
Once in Los Angeles, Beckham thrived in the high-octane offense, playing alongside Cooper Kupp and quarterback Matthew Stafford and becoming an integral part of the team’s offense. Unfortunately, after scoring the first touchdown in the Super Bowl, Odell tore his ACL in the second quarter and has been on the mend ever since.
Expected to return to the field at some point this season, we decided to reach some odds on the potential teams with championship dreams that OBJ could catch.
ODDELL BECKHAM JR’S NEXT TEAM ODDS
Frames: +150 (bet $10 to win a total of $25)
accounts: +250 (bet $10 to win $35 total)
Packers: +350 (bet $10 to win a total of $45)
Ravens: +550 (bet $10 to win $65 total)
Cowboys: +1000 (bet $10 to win a total of $110)
saints: +2000 (bet $10 to win a total of $210)
*Coefficients as of 23.08.2022
At +150, the Rams are still the favorite to land the superstar. Until his injury, Odell fit seamlessly into Sean McVay’s offensive attack, and the proof is in Vince Lombardi’s pudding. Despite adding receiver Allen Robinson II from the Chicago Bears, the Rams haven’t been shy about stockpiling talent at the skill positions over the past five seasons. If Beckham likes the glitz and glamor of Hollywood, there’s a good chance he’ll return to the city where it never rains.
The Green Bay Packers (+350) continue to be a team high on the list of potential destinations for obvious reasons. The Packers’ most consistent and reliable target, Davante Adams, went to Vegas and Aaron Rodgers doesn’t seem happy. In fact, Rodgers complained about the number of drops he saw in training camp, leading to a closed-door meeting with the young receiving corps. Adding a healthy Beckham would ease those concerns and give the four-time MVP the veteran presence he needs to feel comfortable competing for a deep playoff run. And don’t forget, there were rumors last year that the Packers were in the Beckham sweepstakes.
And what prediction would be complete without including the Dallas Cowboys (+1000)? Would Odell be interested in raising his profile even further by playing for America’s Team?
After the loss Amari Cooper of the Cleveland Browns in the offseason, pairing OBJ with CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup I would give Dak Prescott another weapon for an offense that led the league in yards and points per game last season.
However, on “Speak For Yourself,” David Hellman of FOX Sports doesn’t think Beckham in Texas makes much sense.
“I don’t see it. You mention CeeDee Lambdon’t forget about Michael Gallup. I know he’s not a superstar, but he’s a guy that the Cowboys gave $60 million to, he’s coming back from his own ACL and he’ll be back maybe in September or October,” he explained.
“Not to mention the Cowboys are cheap. I would love it, but I don’t see it. The guys who are on the team get paid. The free agents? Not so much.”
There’s always drama in the NFL, so OBJ’s next move will be fun to watch. Stay tuned to see which team he suits up for in 2022!
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