KC Chiefs: Odell Beckham Jr. is not worth the hoopla at this point

Odell Beckham (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Odell Beckham (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

If Odell Beckham Jr. wants to play around with New York and Dallas among a bunch of other teams that’s fine but the Chiefs have bigger fish to fry.

Free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has been on the wish list for many Kansas City Chiefs fans dating back to last year, back when he was released by the Cleveland Browns and looking to sign with a contender for the stretch run of the 2021 season.

After tearing his ACL in the Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams, with whom he signed a 1-year deal, Beckham Jr. has sat on the free agent market waiting to once again sign with a contender and play once he’s fully healthy.

The Chiefs were one of many teams vying for Beckham Jr. the first time around and there’s been plenty of rumors this year that the Chiefs would be in on the star wide receiver.

From a recent report by Josina Anderson of CBS Sports, things would indicate that the Chiefs are more of an outsider looking in than a likely suitor for Beckham Jr.

At this point, Beckham Jr. has taken visits to the Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier this season and it seems like he intends to wait this thing out and take more visits before making any sort of decision.

Initially, some thought that Beckham Jr. would sign after the trade deadline, then he was going to sign after he was fully cleared physically, now it looks like he may even wait until around Christmas.

While Beckham Jr. would’ve been a neat addition to the Chiefs’ offense, he’s not worth all the hoopla that he’s creating. Firstly, we’re not even sure what he looks like after tearing the same ACL for the second time in a few years.

Also, by the time Odell Beckham Jr. signs anywhere, it might not matter. It’s almost December and it’s going to take at least a couple of weeks for Beckham Jr. not only to get acclimated wherever he goes but to knock off the rust from ACL recovery. Don’t be mistaken, Beckham Jr. is a star when healthy, but we have no idea if he’s in any shape to contribute particularly this year.

Logically, there are only a couple of reasons Beckham would drag this out as long as he has, and the biggest one is probably that he wants to go the highest bidder and he wants a long-term deal. Which, if that’s the case the Kansas City Chiefs are and probably should be out.

If this was simply about just signing with a contending team, the decision would have been made already. Evidently, that’s not all Beckham Jr. is after. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with that. After his most recent injury it’s understandable Beckham Jr. wants long-term security especially because that’s what his stint with the Rams was supposed to get him before knee surgery.

As for Kansas City, they seem set at wide receiver anyway. It took a little bit of time but JuJu Smith-Schuster has been great. Marquez Valdes-Scantling is on pace for a career-high in receiving yards, and rookie Skyy Moore has also emerged against the Los Angeles Chargers in week 11. That’s not even mentioning the newly-acquired Kadarius Toney or Mecole Hardman who was a touchdown machine for Kansas City before getting hurt.

Adding Beckham Jr. wouldn’t hurt the Chiefs but it isn’t like the Chiefs are desperate for wide receiver help. Signing Beckham would be more of a luxury unless Kansas City lost someone to injury for the rest of the season. It’s just not necessary.

If Beckham Jr. wants to play around with New York and Dallas among a bunch of other teams that’s fine but the Chiefs have bigger fish to fry.

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