Dating back to training camp last year, the Buffalo Bills and Odell Beckham Jr. have been closely connected in rumors. Last August, Odell Beckham Jr. responded to a tweet by Von Miller that indicated his interest in joining this offense.
A deal didn’t come to fruition then but the two sides continued to be in contact and during the season the Buffalo Bills were one of the team he visited when he looked close to returning.
Fast forward to this offseason, Odell Beckham Jr. held a workout before free agency and once again generated interest around the league. Jordan Schultz with The Score tweeted that four teams have been the most active in pursuit of the former Pro Bowl wide receiver which includes the Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, and Baltimore Ravens.
In a follow-up tweet, Schultz also said the Buffalo Bills have ‘checked in’ but the price needs to make sense.
Did Odell Beckham Jr. share what the Buffalo Bills offered?
There is no question that the Buffalo Bills’ interest in Odell Beckham Jr. is legitimate, especially with Schultz noting in his tweet that he had dinner at Josh Allen’s house previously. However, that additional comment on the price needing to be right is probably where the current hold-up is between the two sides.
The Buffalo Bills unfortunately have limited cap space this offseason and may not be able to meet the salary demands that Odell Beckham Jr. is currently looking for. On Saturday, Odell Beckham Jr. provided some clarification on his contract demands and was unsure where the $20 million salary reporting came from but he is not going to be signing for $4 million.
Did that $4 million come from the Buffalo Bills? We may never find out but it wouldn’t be surprising considering where the team is currently with the salary cap.