NFL rumors: Chiefs, Ravens, Cowboys are suitors for Odell Beckham Jr.

According to reporter Jordan Schultz, the Chiefs, the Cowboys, and the Ravens are the three known suitors pressing for Odell Beckham Jr.

Last season, the idea that Odell Beckham Jr. was on the way to becoming healthy and ready to sign with an NFL team turned into a tired narrative that never came true. Despite rumors circulating in early November that teams were checking him out, the entire regular season and postseason came and went without Beckham taking a snap. Well, maybe the entire thing was just a few months off, because the OBJ sweepstakes is very much “on” again.

Rumors placed the Chiefs right in the heart of things the last time around, and they are very much in the thick of things again, per NFL reporter Jordan Schultz.

Schultz says that three teams are known suitors at this point: the Baltimore Ravens, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Dallas Cowboys.

The Chiefs are in need of a veteran receiver given the mix of talent due back in 2023. The Chiefs watched Mecole Hardman hit free agency while JuJu Smith-Schuster already signed with another team—the New England Patriots. Justin Watson is also on the market, which means only three players are back next year at the position for now: Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Kadarius Toney, and Skyy Moore.

Beckham recently held a workout that was attended by numerous NFL teams, including the Chiefs, but only three teams at this point are known to be in. The greatest amount of smoke is coming from the Cowboys, who seem to be publicly fawning over the idea of adding Beckham to the list of targets for Dak Prescott. If free agency is about making players feel wanted, it might be hard to top Dallas’ pursuit of OBJ.

That said, the Ravens and Chiefs are the other two and Baltimore doesn’t even have a quarterback in place. The Chiefs are the only team that can offer a clear path to Super Bowl glory, if that’s what Beckham is chasing. It doesn’t hurt that he’d produce plenty with Patrick Mahomes throwing him the ball.

There are questions, however, as to how much Beckham would have to offer on the field at this stage given his recent injury history and the fact that he hasn’t played since 2021. Even then he had only 44 catches for 537 yards and 5 touchdowns.