On Monday, November 8th wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had every opportunity to get claimed by 32 NFL teams. He would go unclaimed and would become a free agent on Tuesday, November 9th. The rumors began to swirl.
On Wednesday, November 10th. According to ESPN’s Dianna Rusini, stating his choices are narrowed down to three teams. Those three teams are Green Bay, Kansas City, and New Orleans. Could the decision have been narrowed down more? Will the Kansas City Chiefs add Odell Beckham Jr.?
The Odell Beckham Jr. Pendulum Swings in Favor of the Chiefs
On the eve of Veteran’s Day, multiple reports came out that the Kansas City Chiefs have taken the lead in the services of Odell Beckham Jr. According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, “The prevailing chatter is pointing to the Chiefs as the place where Beckham will land.” Florio also talked about the factors into the decision, “Beckham eventually has to make a decision based on the factors that are important to him. From the number of touches to the amount of money to the quality of quarterback to an opportunity to chase a title to the ability to lay the foundation for a free-agency payday in March, only Beckham can decide how to prioritize the factors and make a decision.”
What Does Odell Beckham Jr. Provide the Kansas City Chiefs?
If Odell Beckham Jr. chooses the Kansas City Chiefs, he will join some elite talent. He would have MVP Patrick Mahomes throwing him the football. He would boost an already intimidating receiver room that consists of Tyreek Hill and Josh Gordon. A compliment to the wideouts is tight end Travis Kelce.
The offense has been struggling in 2021. As fans, we witnessed flashes of this high-powered, lethal offense that could score at ease when they wanted. Adding OBJ can only boost the offense even more. He could be a missing piece the Chiefs have needed. Another way to think about it is this could rejuvenate Odell Beckham Jr. In 2021, he has played and started in six games. He has 34 targets catching 17 for 232 yards. With Patrick Mahomes throwing him the football, those numbers could increase dramatically. He also creates mismatches for the opposing defense by having so many weapons to cover.
In the end, no matter if Odell Beckham Jr. chooses the Kansas Chiefs or not, this has been a fun topic to discuss. His ability to elevate an offense is known, and he can be a game-changer if implemented into the right system.