Five Teams Who Should Sign Odell Beckham Jr.

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Five years ago, Odell Beckham Jr was on pace to become one of the greatest wide receivers of all time—in 2016, he became the fastest player in NFL history to amass both 200 receptions and 4000 yards. Beyond the impressive statistics, his dominance was immediately apparent on the field as he out-ran and out-jumped cornerbacks on a weekly basis. Now, after being cut by the Cleveland Browns for being an underperforming malcontent, Beckham is a free agent for the first time in his career. Even if he never reaches the same peaks he did as a New York Giant, the 28 year-old is still a tremendously talented player. Here are five teams that would be great fits for the mercurial once-superstar.

  1. Kansas City Chiefs:
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The Chiefs, led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, have perennially been among the NFL’s best offenses. This year, though, they’ve been massively turnover-prone and opponents have discovered gameplans that can relatively temper the production of star pass-catchers Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. Although Beckham probably wouldn’t post huge numbers in this system, his presence could be a boon for the Chiefs by demanding the focus of defenders and freeing up his teammates as a result. 

2. Buffalo Bills:

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After years of futility, the Buffalo Bills have emerged as perhaps the best team in the AFC. Still, despite having the most prolific offense in the NFL, they lack a consistent option in the passing game opposite All-Pro receiver Stefon Diggs. Together, Diggs and Beckham could form one of the most dangerous pass-catching duos in the NFL and potentially propel the team to their first-ever championship.

3. Los Angeles Rams:

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In recent years, the Rams have approached team-building like they’re playing Franchise mode in Madden. While other teams meticulously focus on finding and developing young players that they draft, the Rams have amassed one of the starriest and best rosters in the NFL. Beckham may not have an obvious fit in their offense (Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods already demand the lion’s share of the targets), but signing him would be perfectly on-brand for how the team has operated.

4. Las Vegas Raiders:

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Having raced out to a surprising 5-2 start, the Raiders seem poised to crash the postseason party for only the second time since 2002. In the wake of Henry Ruggs’s tragic car crash and DUI, they have a hole in their receiving corps that Beckham would fill perfectly. Alongside the resurgent Derek Carr, Beckham could buoy this offense and help the Raiders hold off the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs for the AFC West division crown.

5. Baltimore Ravens:

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For years, the Ravens have been hamstrung by their lack of pass-catching talent outside of tight end Mark Andrews. As a result, they’ve often become one-dimensional, relying on superstar quarterback Lamar Jackson to generate nearly all of their yardage. Beckham would immediately remedy this problem. While Hollywood Brown has enjoyed a breakout campaign after a shaky beginning to the season, Beckham would allow the Ravens to take full advantage of Lamar Jackson’s improvement as a passer.

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