One of the top storylines this season has been where wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. might sign. The free agent has been working back from a torn ACL and the Buffalo Bills have been a popular landing spot for the former Pro Bowl.
Since training camp, the speculation has been pretty high due in large part to players connected to the Bills, both currently on the roster and former players. Von Miller played with Beckham last year on the Los Angles Rams and has been making his pitch. He was joined by Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Reed, who also made the case to OBJ about joining Buffalo.
However, on Sunday it appears that the Bills are no longer being considered by Beckham as he has narrowed his list down to two teams. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport, the two favorites to sign Odell Beckham Jr. are in the NFC East in the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants.
The expectation is that he will make a decision after Thanksgiving.
Buffalo Bills may not have been able to offer the contract Odell Beckham Jr. was looking for
While the Buffalo Bills look like they have a need at wide receiver and could use a player like Odell Beckham Jr., they may have not been in a position to sign him to the contract he was looking for. Earlier this month, Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported that Odell Beckham Jr. was looking for a long-term deal.
One of the biggest questions for Buffalo probably was whether they would want to commit a long-term deal to a wide receiver who has suffered two ACL injuries in three years.
The other question is just how much he might be able to help this season. ACL injuries are serious injuries that sometimes take time to fully recover. The Bills are seeing that currently with Tre’Davious White, who is trying to come back from an ACL injury he suffered in November, which was three months before Beckham’s injury in the Super Bowl.
It will be interesting to see whether the Buffalo Bills look at other free agents or try to find the answer to the position among the players on the roster.