Odell Beckham Jr. is still wanted, but his motivation is unclear… Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, is “not confident” in his health, and the New York Giants appear to be his most likely destination.
Which team will Odell Beckham Jr. sign a contract with?
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Beckham Jr. is still the reigning Super Bowl champion, but the last time he stepped onto the field was in the most important NFL game of all time.
The wide receiver became a free agent after his contract with the Los Angeles Rams expired after tearing his ACL for the second time in two seasons.
The NFL star has visited the Buffalo Bills, New York Giants, and Dallas Cowboys, with the latter considered the favorite to sign him. Their owner, on the other hand, has stated that he is concerned about his fitness until he sees him exercise properly.
Despite the fact that Beckham Jr is unlikely to be eligible until the postseason, everyone seems to have been linked to him at some point this season.
The Rams have been linked to re-signing him, as have the Cowboys, Bills, and a return to New York.
The Giants, according to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan, may be the most appealing option because he has unfinished business with his former team, but it all depends on whether they are willing to pay him what he wants.
Meanwhile, the Cowboys are said to be in a better position with more leeway, but their owner is “not confident” at this time.
Rumours started to circulate after Beckham Jr was seen at a Dallas Mavericks game with Cowboys stars Trevon Diggs and Micah Parsons, but they are meaningless until Jones is willing to do business.
“I’m not confident at all. And, so, that’s the issue.” – Jones said to WFAA’s Mark Lane
“Now, we all realise that issue of health, that issue of availability is here every time. Just this one is very obvious and very pointed toward his injury that occurred last year in the Super Bowl. We got a good bead on that. We got a great read on his career. It’s not like a draft pick coming at you.
“You got a lot of history here and you can take a good look at, not only the obvious and that’s his performance, but also any issues regarding health. So, all of this we got to come in with our eyes wide open and it has to be addressed, and that’s when you can see if you can make a deal or not.”
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With an injury as serious as Beckham Jr’s, his next move will be focused on the upcoming season rather than preparing for the postseason.
However, Jones has stated that one of the primary benefits of signing Beckham Jr would be to assist them in navigating their way to the Super Bowl, and they are flying this season.
The Giants are waiting in the wings, knowing they have the emotional pull that Beckham Jr has for the franchise. The Buffalo Bills are also interested, with offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey calling him a “heck of a player” recently.
Despite his reservations about the Cowboys, Jones is sticking with the deal and has even compared it to a marriage.
“We had pretty extensive meetings. We spent quite a bit of time together. I enjoyed every minute of it. We’ll get back together (Tuesday) and see where we go from here. A lot of variables. It has to fit for both parties. This is like getting married. You’re not getting together to have issues after you get together.”