The New England Patriots have been linked to Odell Beckham Jr. for quite some time. The star wide receiver had a chance to join the Patriots last season. However, he played with the Los Angeles Rams.
Beckham Jr. is available again and rumors surrounding his future are louder than ever.
Head coach Bill Belichick made a few moves to add depth to the receiving unit. He traded for DeVante Parker and selected Tyquan Thornton in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft. The Patriots still have Kendrick Bourne and Jakobi Meyers. Parker will be the top option for Mac Jones this season.
However, Jordan Dajani from CBS Sports believes the Patriots will add even more depth to the unit. He sure bets on Beckham Jr. and his arrival in New England.
“This past weekend, Beckham tried to trick the whole NFL world by lying and saying Deebo Samuel had been traded to the Patriots, Jordan Dajani wrote. “How funny would it be if it was actually Beckham who ended up in New England? The Patriots were rumored to be one of the teams that was interested in Beckham when the Cleveland Browns released him in the middle of last season, and Mac Jones could use another weapon. DeVante Parker was a solid addition and Tyquan Thornton could play a fun role in this offense, but Beckham is a true No. 1 wideout.”
Patriots wanted Odell Beckham Jr. last season
Beckham, 29, is one of the better receivers in the NFL. In 2021, he had 44 receptions for 537 yards and five touchdowns. In his game with the Rams, Beckham Jr. stacked 27 receptions for 305 yards and five touchdowns. This trade was the best thing that could happen to the talented WR.
In his eight seasons in the NFL, Beckham has a championship win, and 500 receptions for 7,367 yards and 56 touchdowns.
Beckham will immediately be the No.1 receiver for Jones. He has so much to offer and the Patriots will have to find great use for his skill set. Let’s see what happens later in the offseason.