Odell Beckham Jr. was never going to sign with the Green Bay Packers, but his free agency decision could directly impact them.
Beckham turned down a visit to Aaron Rodgers' future team in favor of the Baltimore Ravens. The New York Jets losing out on Beckham might not seem like a particularly big deal for the Packers, but it could be.
Rodgers' future team missing out on the Pro Bowl wide receiver could have an effect on Rodgers' soon-to-be former team. Here are three reasons why.
3. New York Jets could now compete with Packers in veteran wide receiver market
Packers head coach Matt LaFleur spoke about the need to add a veteran wide receiver this offseason. Free-agent options may be limited, but the Packers will likely add an experienced pass-catcher at some point in the near future.
Having missed out on Beckham, the Jets could now enter that conversation too.
Had they made the signing, New York would've had a top three of Garrett Wilson, Odell Beckham, and Allen Lazard, with no need to make another addition.
Having lost out on Beckham, the Jets may now look elsewhere for a veteran receiver, which could provide direct competition for the Packers.
Remaining free-agent options include Kenny Golladay, Jarvis Landry, Julio Jones, and Randall Cobb.