Odell Beckham, Jr.
The issues with Beckham are layered. First, he might have a bad rap as a problem in the locker room of any team he is on. That said, he wasn’t an issue with the Rams in 2021. More importantly, he tore his tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the Super Bowl and this was the same ACL that Beckham tore in 2020. No matter who Beckham signs with for 2022 – and he will sign somewhere – his price tag will be diminished.
The question of whether Beckham is skilled enough to be a great receiver in the NFL has never been a problem. But teams are leery of signing a receiver to a bunch of money if they think he might not be able to play. When Beckham tore his ACL in 2020, he didn’t play for nearly a calendar year afterwards.
So a team that signs Beckham this offseason, and he will sign somewhere, should not expect Beckham to play in the first part of the 2022 season. That is how the Seahawks should approach this as well. Beckham will have a reduced price tag but is still only 29 years old. Seattle should offer Beckham a multi-year deal and see if he bites.
If Beckham does sign with Seattle, he should be full-strength by 2023 and assuming the Seahawks extend D.K. Metcalf then Seattle would have Beckham, Metcalf and Tyker Lockett and that is a ridiculous threesome, assuming all are healthy.