No, the Seahawks didn’t win the Odell Beckham Jr. sweepstakes. I’m here to tell you, 12s, that your team actually won. Or at least didn’t lose too much. And no, that isn’t sour grapes – it’s mathy!
Believe me, I am fully aware that I am about to sound like the playground kid who exclaims, “Yeah, well we didn’t want you anyway!” when the best player in the neighborhood decides to go to the other team. But truly, the Seahawks didn’t need Odell Beckham Jr. at all. The thing is, he wasn’t the best player in the neighborhood anymore, if he ever was.
No, I’m not thrilled that he signed with the Rams, but according to Jeff Duncan of The Times-Picayune, the Saints fell out of the running because their Super Bowl prospects didn’t match those of the Rams or the Packers, the two strongest. contenders. A reminder: New Orleans is currently 5-3, Seattle is 3-5. Clearly, Odell Beckham Jr. was never coming to the Seahawks.
Seahawks don’t get Odell Beckham Jr. and here’s why it doesn’t matter
A side note: it isn’t often that our resident site expert Lee Vowell and I disagree. We agree that Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of the greatest films of all time. We agree that a fine craft brewer’s breakfast stout is far superior to something like Bud Light Ice trough-water. We also agree that the Seahawks need a lot of help to get to the playoffs this season. And I mean a lot of help.
And surprise: we also agree that Odell Beckham Jr. heading to the Rams sucks. Lee wrote that Beckham will be a dangerous addition to our rivals, and I agree with that. OBJ is still a good player, and LA has a very capable quarterback in Matthew Stafford. Beckham joining a division rival is the worst possible outcome for the Seahawks. Other than having him actually join our team.