Could Beckham-to-Rams chatter bring others to the table?

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The talk of a trade that would send receiver Odell Beckham Jr. from the Giants to the Rams continues to dominate (sort of) the NFL’s annual meetings. Peter King of SI.com breaks down in his Wednesday column the various ways in which a potential trade makes sense, and the notion of the Rams advancing the NFC West arms race by securing an H-bomb named Beckham will fascinate any football fan that craves a potential Dream Team story line.

But here’s the thing: The league has 30 other teams. And the notion that the Rams could get Beckham will surely bring one or more of them to the table, if for no reason other than to force the Rams to give up more than they’d like to give up to get Beckham.

So which teams could do it? Look to the Rams’ rivals in the NFC West. The Seahawks currently are reshaping their roster to be more focused on offense not defense. So why not make a run a Beckham? They tried it once before with Percy Harvin, a move that didn’t really work out (to say the least) but that at least shows a willingness to do something bold by coach Pete Carroll and G.M. John Schneider.

Then there are the 49ers, who have the cash and cap space (and a top-1o pick to dangle) and who have been willing to spend it on the likes of Jimmy Garoppolo, Jerick McKinnon, and Weston Richburg. Faced with the Rams adding another major star player to the mix, why not evaluate whether Beckham would work well for the 49ers as a member of their team — and not as a member of the Rams?

The Cardinals could be players in this one, too, if they actually care about keeping pace in the NFC West (some would say at this point maybe they don’t). Larry Fitzgerald‘s contract isn’t so rich that the Cardinals couldn’t pursue Beckham, and pairing those two with running back David Johnson would make it even easier for Sam Bradford to play quarterback on one leg.

So the longer the talk of a Beckham trade to the Rams remains just that, the greater the chance that someone else will swoop (or as Chris Simms would say “swope”) in. That’s when things could get very interesting.

20 responses to “Could Beckham-to-Rams chatter bring others to the table?

  1. If the Rams ‘mature’ (in a few ways) they will be very, very hard to beat.

    These offseasons personnel moves are beefing up a team that already had solid playoff talent.

  2. With there signings this offseason, I would love to know who will try and keep the locker room down to a low roar, if they sign OBJ?? Way too many egos, who could implode any cohesiveness they wanted to have as a TEAM!!!

  3. The Rams remind me of the Redskins when Daniel Snyder bought the team. He learned, you can’t buy a Super Bowl. They say history repeats itself, nothing new under the sun. Watch the Rams miss the playoffs altogether.

  4. Maybe, maybe not, it’s possible but also impossible, but who knows, it might happen but might not. Yes or no, we will see one way or the other, perhaps.

  5. It wont be the Packers. Albeit the new GM will leak to some third rate cub reporter, “oh we could be looking at him too’ just to get the fans all pumped up. In reality they are peeing there pants wondering how much Rodgers is going to skin them with his new contract.

    This team will end up with a guy who cant pass because the O line is hurt often and cant protect him, he will have one guy to pass to who will be covered often and the team will not be able to get off the field so Rodgers can pass because the defense is the worst in football, all due to that one huge bigly contract coming there way.

  6. If the Giants trade OBJ they better be on the verge of going on deep playoff runs for the next several years. If not the fans will do what they did back in the late 70’s and start revolting. I know that the rest of the NFL hates OBJ, but most Giants fans love him…and the Giants fans are the ones who put the money in Mara’s pockets.

  7. arclight1972 says:
    March 28, 2018 at 7:39 am
    What about the Patriots?
    Would OBJ buy into Belichicks discipline?
    Would Belichick be able to mold him?

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    I think before any of those questions you have to ask the more key one….
    Would the Patriots ever shell out the kind of money he wants on just one player?

  8. A big reason why the 49ers were able to bounce back from a 0-9 start and win 6 of their last 7 was the character of the men in that locker room.

    The Rams can have the Suhs, Peters, Talibs, and Beckhams of the football world.

  9. I’d kind of like the Rams to trade for Beckham just to see how all of these combustible parts they’ve assembled fit together. It kind of seems like they’re building a “dream team” and that tends not to work very well. Also, how are they going to pay all these guys?

  10. I just love the posters on this site. Last year the Rams were praised for turning around a team that had been stuck in futility for well over a decade. Now that they try and improve their team they are being chastised because they have added very talented players with obvious character concerns. Let me get you up to speed on something… in the salary cap era you have a very small window to put a potential dominating team on the field (see Seahawks) (Patriots are the lone exception). I don’t blame the Rams one bit for adding as many star players as possible if it can bring them a Super Bowl.

  11. The 49ers got free agents also so basically they are doing the same thing that every other team in the NFL does so I’m not quite sure about your comment about the Rams players that you say they can have.

  12. A high 2nd and a 4th should be the price. Anything more is crazy.

    Giants about to send themselves into a cap hell that they’ll never recover from.

  13. pfthatesfreespeech says:
    March 28, 2018 at 7:12 am
    Not worth the headache or the pay day. Goff, Gurley, Donald are all getting paid soon, and I would put them all above Odell in importance.

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    Getting paid soon?

    When?

    They just overpaid Suh and have all kinds of contracts to deal with now. Talk about a massive screw up by Snead.

    They’re trying to fill that stadium to get momentun for the new one for PSLs. The Jets tried this.

    How’d that work out?

  14. tylawspick6 says:
    March 28, 2018 at 11:52 am
    pfthatesfreespeech says:
    March 28, 2018 at 7:12 am
    Not worth the headache or the pay day. Goff, Gurley, Donald are all getting paid soon, and I would put them all above Odell in importance.
    ———————
    Getting paid soon?
    When?
    They just overpaid Suh and have all kinds of contracts to deal with now. Talk about a massive screw up by Snead.
    They’re trying to fill that stadium to get momentun for the new one for PSLs. The Jets tried this.
    How’d that work out

    You do not know what you speak of. The Rams are projected to have some of the highest cap space over the next years. Peters is on a cheap contract which the Rams control for another 2 years. Goff is not due for an extension for another 2 years as he is on a ROOKIE contract. Suh is on a 1 year prove it deal. Come with some facts next time.

  15. All these if, potential, but this and that.

    Odell Beckham will be a Giant, with a 6-year, roughly $95-$100M contract with $50M guaranteed.

    I am still trying to figure out why people took the word of the one writer who has had an axe to grind with Odell for four years now, and ran with it as if the Giants were ever moving Beckham regardless of what people think the team could ever get for him.

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