Odell Beckham Jr. Rumors: Saints, Seahawks, Packers, Chiefs all potential options

With Odell Beckham Jr. expected to sign with a team Wednesday, what are the latest rumors that we are hearing about a potential destination?

Since it became clear that Odell Beckham Jr. was going to be released, the rumors have been flying as to where he might end up playing out the 2021 season. After Beckham cleared waivers on Tuesday, NFL Network’s Kim Jones tweeted that her sense was Beckham planned to sleep on a possible decision. That would mean that Wednesday could be the day we find out where Beckham will be playing for the rest of this season.

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There has been no shortage of rumors over the past week about the possible landing spot for Beckham. While not considered the same player he once was, the receiver is still highly thought of. With sources close to Beckham reporting the receiver wants to go to a contender, it somewhat limits the options.

On Good Morning Football, Ian Rapoport mentioned a total of five teams as potential destinations. The teams outlined by Rapoport include the New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs, and New England Patriots.

ESPN’s Dianna Russini reported Wednesday morning that Beckham is “honing in on the Chiefs, Packers and Saints.”

Green Bay Packers have been reported as the receiver’s top desired destination

NFL Insider Jordan Schultz tweeted a few hours before the waiver claim deadline that Beckham had reportedly outlined the Packers as his potential No. 1 destination. A few hours later, Evan Massey said that was still the case. However, he reported that Green Bay’s front office had not been as aggressive as others.

On Wednesday, we learned more about Green Bay’s level of interest. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein reported that the Packers are offering Beckham the veteran minimum. That’s not a huge surprise, and probably not a deal-breaker, given the Packers are just $4 million under the cap and the Browns have already paid Bechkham more than $15 million this year.

The Patriots have reportedly been in touch with the receiver

It was immediately clear the Patriots would have interest in Beckham. The Athletic’s NFL Insider Jeff Howe tweeted after the waiver deadline passed that the Patriots have been in touch with Beckham’s camp. Mike Giardi tweeted earlier that the belief inside New England’s organization was that Beckham “would work” in this offense.

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Several other reports have corroborated these reports. The Patriots do not have a clear No. 1 receiver — Beckham would present an instant upgrade.

The Saints were linked with Beckham before the trade deadline

According to Rapoport, the Saints were the only team he was aware of who spoke to the Browns about a potential trade for Beckham. Therefore, it makes sense the Saints would now be interested. Schultz tweeted after the deadline passed that Beckham’s team had conversations with the Saints.

Massey reported that the Saints were making a hard push for Beckham. We have also seen current Saints players reaching out to Beckham on social media. Beckham was born in New Orleans and played his college football at LSU, so returning to the state would likely be of significant interest to the WR.

The Seahawks have interest in acquiring Beckham

Mike Jones of USA Today highlighted the Seahawks as a team to keep an eye on. A source with knowledge of the situation said the team had shown strong interest. Russell Wilson has reportedly urged the front office to sign Beckham. Additionally, numerous reports over the past few days suggest the Seahawks were performing due diligence on the receiver.

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