It seems that Odell Beckham Jr. will finally sign with an NFL team soon.
Schefter names — in this order, if that means anything — the Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, and San Francisco 49ers as potential teams — all contenders — that Beckham could sign with.
Odell Beckham Jr. would like to whittle down his current list of potential teams — which includes the Cowboys, Bills, Chiefs, Giants and 49ers — as soon as possible and have a decision by the end of this month:https://t.co/7rnBppYkTI
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 13, 2022
Omitted from that list are the Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Rams. Aaron Rodgers and the receiver-needy Packers were assumed to be a potential destination for Beckham, but they’ve lost five games in a row and have a 3-6 record. Beckham starred for the Super Bowl champion Rams last season, but Los Angeles is 3-5 at the moment.
Schefter adds that Beckham could land a prorated deal similar to the $20 million-per-year contracts signed by wide receivers Chris Godwin (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Mike Williams (Los Angeles Chargers). Such a contract would pay Beckham roughly $5 million for the remainder of the 2022 season.
Beckham wants to play for a contender, and league sources are predicting that his eventual compensation package could be similar on a prorated basis to some of the free agent deals signed last offseason by fellow wide receivers such as Chris Godwin and Mike Williams, each of whom makes an average of $20 million per year.
NFL evaluators believe Beckham’s talents are at least on level with players like Godwin and Williams, not to mention his marketability, which could only help his leverage. If Beckham were to play the final quarter of the season at similar prorated pay to Godwin or Williams, he could make about $5 million for the remainder of this season.
Additionally, Schefter reports that teams believe Beckham seeks a multi-year deal.
The 30-year-old wide receiver had 44 receptions for 537 yards and five touchdowns in the 2021 regular season, before getting 21 receptions for 288 yards and two touchdowns in the postseason. He tore his ACL in the Super Bowl (in which he had two receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown).