Say what you will about Odell Beckham Jr. off the field, but his play on the field would definitely energize a group of receivers that lacks any sort of hierarchy after Robert Woods.
A little backstory on the player, OBJ started his career looking like a sure-fire Hall of Fame receiver, but an injury in his fourth season really started him down a strange path.
After forcing his way out of New York, he ended up with the Cleveland Browns where he posted another 1,000+ yard season before getting hurt again in 2020.
He then forced the Cleveland Browns to cut him so that he could land with the L.A. Rams where he struggled to make an impact before taking off in the playoffs and winning a ring.
Why this won’t work for the Tennessee Titans
After suffering a torn ACL in the Super Bowl, Beckham Jr. is going to miss the start of the 2022 season and any deal would likely involve him taking a very minor role in the offense before hopefully coming back strong as a 31-year-old pass catcher in 2023.
The team that signs him needs to have plenty of cap space, a need at receiver, and a situation that is good enough to keep Beckham Jr. interested and engaged while he recovers. Even though the Tennessee Titans have a need at receiver and a good roster, I don’t think they are going to be a team that is willing to commit much money to a player with so many red flags, even if he is a better guy in the locker room than he is often made out to be.
At this point in the process, I think the Tennessee Titans are willing to look past the injury concerns of players like T.Y. Hilton and Will Fuller, or maybe go after Emmanuel Sanders if he is still interested in playing.
However, I don’t think the Titans want to tie up any future cap space in someone that isn’t a guaranteed hit when there are players like Amani Hooker, Nate Davis, and David Long playing on the last deal of their rookie contracts.
Stylistically this is an intriguing match, but I just can’t see the Titans making this commitment.