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What are the risks of the Jets signing Odell Beckham Jr.?

Antwan Staley, New York Daily News on

Published in Football

NEW YORK — A week ago, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. worked out in Arizona in front of an estimated 14 teams, including the Jets.

But Beckham continues to wait for a lucrative contract offer from a club.

The free agent is looking for a contract worth $20 million annually, according to a recent report from ProFootballTalk. However, Beckham denied this in a tweet.

“I’m just so confused where the quote is from me tht said I want 20,” Beckham said. “All I’m sayin is 4 AINT enough.”

It remains to be seen what type of offer Beckham gets, but the Jets are rumored to be interested. Aaron Rodgers gave the Jets, who are in talks with the Packers to acquire the four-time NFL MVP, a wish list of players he wants the team to sign, ESPN reported. Beckham was reportedly one of the names on Rodgers’ list.

While he denied having a wish list, Rodgers seemed intrigued about playing with Beckham.

 

“Who wouldn’t want to have Odell on their team,” Rodgers said on “The Pat McAfee Show” last week.

The Jets don’t have a wide receiver need at the moment. But a luxury signing like Beckham would be great for the team, provided both sides can make it work. There’s also some risk involved for the Jets.

The former Giants star missed the entire 2022 season after tearing his ACL in Super Bowl LVI. Halfway through last season, Beckham attempted to show teams he was ready to play, but went unsigned.

If the Jets are going to sign Beckham, it will first come down to cost.

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