One of the biggest stories in the NFL these days is where Odell Beckham Jr. will land after his release from the Cleveland Browns. We are now one step closer to finding out: the Pro Bowl wide receiver passed through the waiver wire untouched to officially become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career.
Him going unclaimed does not come as a surprise. Beckham Jr, after all, would have carried a $7.25 million salary cap charge if claimed. Only a handful of teams would have been able to afford that without any major restructures being made along the way.
Now, however, it is a free-for-all — which means that the New England Patriots could also get involved. They would actually make sense as a potential landing spot.
Not only has Beckham Jr. spoken highly of head coach Bill Belichick in the past, the team also has a well-known reputation of helping players get their careers back on track. The 29-year-old would furthermore add a serious weapon to a Patriots offense that is still evolving halfway through the regular season and is lacking an elite wide receiver option of that caliber.
As of right now, however, #BeckhamWatch has only just begun. It also could take some time before it is over: according to Josina Anderson, the wideout will “take some time and assess the best situation for him with several options still on the table.”