Odell Beckham Jr. still has yet to make his decision on where he will end up next after being released from the Cleveland Browns, which means reporters for every team are going to be asking their respective franchise figures about the possibilities of a match. That’s certainly true for the Kansas City Chiefs, which meant head coach Andy Reid and star quarterback Patrick Mahomes both were asked questions about the chances of landing Beckham in Arrowhead.
On Wednesday, both Reid and Mahomes refused to get into anything substantive regarding Beckham’s potential signing, which is to be expected. The team has an opponent to prepare for in the upcoming showdown with the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday Night Football, and it makes sense for everyone to deflect such questions to the right persons—namely the front office and general manager Brett Veach. That’s exactly what they both did, with Reid mentioning that Veach is the kind of GM to explore any option that could help the team:
Mahomes followed suit when asked by reporters about the same, although he also praised Beckham’s considerable talents in the process.
Perhaps more colorful (or honest) comments might be found if the Chiefs were to put different players at the podium on Wednesday. For example, Tyrann Mathieu went to LSU with Beckham, so it’s possible some very public lobbying could be had on that front. For now, however, the only lobbying to happen will come from those outside of Arrowhead’s employment—such as Nick Wright who is doing everything he can to get OBJ to sign in Kansas City.
The Chiefs have been mentioned as one of the assumed finalists for Beckham’s services along with the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, and potentially the Baltimore Ravens.