Odell Beckham Jr. and 3 players the NY Jets should avoid in free agency
By Stephen Nixon
1. The NY Jets should avoid Odell Beckham Jr.
The name Odell Beckham Jr. still has star recognition, but maybe it shouldn’t. His famous one-handed catch that still plays on SportsCenter is a highlight that will live on with football fans forever, but it’s been four seasons since he’s been a 1000-yard receiver.
Even worse, Beckham hasn’t played a football game since February 2022, when he tore his ACL in the Super Bowl while playing for the Los Angeles Rams.
Trusting Beckham to be anything other than a No. 3 receiver at this point in his career would be a lot to ask, and the supposed money he’s asking for would suggest he’s not willing to be a No. 3 guy.
Reports came out that he was looking for up to $20 million per season, however, he did refute that statement, saying that number just needs to be higher than $4 million.
If you can get Beckham for $5 million on a one-year deal with some incentives sprinkled in, then it might make sense to bring him in. However, it remains to be seen if Beckham is willing to take such a deal.
That type of cash is too rich when your quarterback expenses are going way up and the team already has Garrett Wilson, Mecole Hardman, and Allen Lazard as a solid trio in their receiving corps.