Odell Beckham Jr. to the Vikings? It could be a perfect fit

Before returning from their bye week, could the Minnesota Vikings add free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to their roster?

Last week, we discussed how unlikely free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. would end up with the Minnesota Vikings this season.

The reasoning behind this assumption mostly had to do with the Vikings’ current lack of finances and their more than adequate receiver depth.

It’s easy for many to dismiss the idea of ​​Beckham signing with Minnesota in the near future. But there are several reasons why the Vikings could actually be the perfect landing spot for Beckham.

The Minnesota Vikings could be what Odell Beckham Jr is looking for.

Anyone Beckham sign with this season, it will likely be with a team that is currently in good shape to challenge for a Vince Lombardi Trophy.

Currently, Minnesota is 5-1 and sits second in the NFC. Their path to a championship this year becomes more legitimate every week.

Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell is someone who knows Beckham and his abilities very well since they both helped the Los Angeles Rams win a Super Bowl last season. The familiarity between the receiver and O’Connell is something that could allow the adjustment period in Minnesota to be shorter than it would be if he signed elsewhere.

Justin Jefferson would certainly welcome Beckham to Minnesota with open arms. Jefferson and the free agent wide receiver are both LSU alumni and have maintained a connection since the Vikings passer entered the NFL in 2020.

Despite Minnesota’s depth at receiver, they may actually need Beckham’s help to lead the offense O’Connell wants. The Vikings’ new attacking scheme has been mixed so far this year, but perhaps adding someone who has had success with similar concepts in the past, like Beckham, could help the unit overcome the bump to reach its full potential.

Aside from Jefferson, Minnesota hasn’t really gotten the production of their skill position players like Adam Thielen, KJ Osborn, Irv Smith Jr. and Dalvin Cook as if they thought they would enter the season. The Vikings may have good depth, but it doesn’t matter if they don’t execute the attack well on the pitch.

Currently, Minnesota has less than $1 million ceiling space, according to OverTheCap.com. So if the Vikings want to add a guy to their roster like Beckham, they’ll definitely have to mix things up to create the necessary cap space.

Right now is also the perfect time for Minnesota to add a talent like Beckham to their roster. The Vikings have a bye week in Week 7, so the veteran receiver would have an extra week to adjust to his new team and then Minnesota’s first two matchups after their day off, the Arizona Cardinals and Washington Commanders, don’t exactly feature an elite pass. tusks.

Ideally, Beckham would know everything by the Vikings’ Week 10 game against the Buffalo Bills. This game is the start of a tough four-game streak that includes games against the Bills, Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots and New York Jets.

Minnesota would likely feel much better about their chances in those four matchups if they were able to add Beckham to their roster beforehand. The Vikings would also feel a lot better about their championship chances this season if they were eventually able to convince the former Offensive Rookie of the Year to sign with them.

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