Just weeks after winning Super Bowl LVII, Andy Reid’s Kansas City Chiefs are already a much different team than who we saw hoist the Lombardi Trophy in February. They’ve lost multiple receivers in free agency and have yet to replace them in their offense. One potential solution could be Odell Beckham Jr., who remains unsigned a full year after tearing his ACL during the Super Bowl in 2022.
With both JuJu Smith-Schuster and Mecole Hardman landing with new teams this offseason, the Chiefs will be looking to replace 103 receptions and 1,230 receiving yards from their offense. While coach Reid mentioned he expects a second-year leap from Skyy Moore, the Chiefs will likely still need to find another wideout to pair with Travis Kelce, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Kadarius Toney.
Might that solution end up being OBJ?
According to Andy Reid, the Chiefs haven’t ruled out the idea of Beckham taking his talent to Kansas City. Here’s what the two-time Super Bowl-winning coach had to say when asked about the three-time Pro Bowl wideout possibly joining Patrick Mahomes and Co.
“Odell is a good football player. Yeah, he does a nice job. So, we’ll see how all that goes.”Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid on interest in Odell Beckham Jr.
It’s not exactly a ringing endorsement for the 30-year-old receiver, but Reid could have easily gone out of his way to pump up the existing members of the team. Instead, he opted to acknowledge Beckham’s skills, leaving the door wide open for a potential signing.
While Beckham’s free agency market has been slow to develop, it’s hard to imagine a scenario where he wouldn’t want to catch passes from the greatest quarterback currently in the NFL. The same goes for Mahomes, who likely wouldn’t turn down the opportunity to play with a football legend like OBJ. We’ll see if those connections are enough to make this dream become a reality.
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