Many Green Bay Packers fans are excited about the possibility of the team signing superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham, who is a free agent.
And it seems Beckham would be welcomed by the Packers’ players too.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Packers receiver Davante Adams was asked whether he has high hopes of Beckham signing with the team.
“Hopes are up, they’re pretty high,” Adams said. “I’ve been talking to him a little bit so we’ll see what happens. Like I’ve said previously I don’t expect anything to happen but if it does, that would be great.”
According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers are offering Beckham the veteran minimum. This isn’t particularly surprising as Beckham is still getting paid by the Cleveland Browns. With limited cap room, this may be the way to go for Green Bay.
Beckham is still a very good player but didn’t receive a ton of targets in the Cleveland Browns’ offense. Adams is confident that would change in Green Bay.
“He had one catch for like six yards in his last game,” Adams said. “I can guarantee you we can get him more than that over here.”
It sure would be fun watching Adams and OBJ working together in Matt LaFleur’s offense, along with Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon, Allen Lazard, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari will also be back soon.
So, is it realistic he signs with Green Bay?
According to ESPN’s Dianna Russini, Beckham is “honing in on the Chiefs, Packers and Saints”. After clearing waivers yesterday, he gets to choose his next destination.
It would certainly be a sign of intent from general manager Brian Gutekunst to make another in-season move, particularly bringing in a player as talented as Beckham.
But we’ve been here before with superstars who have become free agents linked to the Packers. Many possible moves haven’t ended up happening. So we’ll see.