4 big-name free agents the Packers could sign in 2022

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WR Odell Beckham Jr.

Another option the Packers have is to sign Odell Beckham Jr.

The difference here is that Beckham is currently recovering from a torn ACL he suffered in February’s Super Bowl, so he may not be ready to return until later in the season.

But that might not be a problem. The Packers are good enough to win the NFC North and make it to the postseason. Their struggles in recent years have come in January. If OBJ is healthy by then, signing him could be a great move.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on the ‘Pat McAfee Show’ in April that Beckham’s offseason surgery “corrected a previously bad surgery from a couple of years ago”, adding that it could have “extended his career”.

Beckham was outstanding down the stretch for the Los Angeles Rams.

He had 305 yards and seven touchdowns in eight games before saving his best for the postseason. In four playoff contests, Beckham made 21 catches for 288 yards and two touchdowns.

The Cincinnati Bengals had no answer for him in the Super Bowl before he had to leave the game due to injury.

Beckham can help any team he signs with once he’s cleared to return.

Let’s say it’s late in the season. The weather is getting colder. The Packers are playoff-bound but need a little help at wide receiver. Enter Odell Beckham, who is ready to go and can help the Packers’ Super Bowl push.