Odell Beckham Jr.’s final visit likely comes with a huge caveat
Free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has attended league meetings to talk with teams, but the one he recently visited carries a big caveat.
The NFL isn’t even a month into the league’s new year, and the majority of top free agents have all signed their contracts with their new teams or with a new organization. As for the wide receiver free agency class, it wasn’t exactly stacked, but there is one name that sticks around in the open market, and that’s Odell Beckham Jr.
During NFL league meetings in Phoenix, Arizona, Beckham stopped by the Biltmore Hotel and was photographed talking to a variety of coaches and executives, such as the Jets’ Robert Saleh and Joe Douglas. of New York, Ron Rivera of the Washington Commanders and Les Snead of the Los Angeles Rams.
CBS Sports NFL insider Josina Anderson noted that the Baltimore Ravens were one of the teams that faced Beckham.
While Beckham is going to be a big addition to a team, as Anderson hints in his tweet, there’s one glaring question for the Ravens – who will be their quarterback?
The Ravens meet Odell Beckham Jr., but who will be their quarterback?
The Ravens are currently at an impasse with Lamar Jackson. The 2019 NFL MVP is seeking a new contract, which is said to be fully guaranteed. Baltimore decided to place the non-exclusive franchise tag on Jackson, which would allow him to speak with teams about a contract. If a team were to sign Jackson on an offer sheet, the Ravens would either tie him or collect two first-round picks in that team’s next two NFL Drafts.
There’s a problem – teams that needed a quarterback got out of the running pretty quickly. The Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins and Commanders were quick to say they weren’t interested in pursuing him.
Things only got more interesting when Jackson tweeted on Monday that he asked the Ravens for a trade on March 2. This tweet came right after Ravens head coach John Harbaugh sat down at league meetings to speak with the media.
During an appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Wednesday, Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio raised the possibility that Jackson could hold out for the season if he doesn’t get a new contract with the Ravens.
There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the quarterback position in Baltimore. While Beckham would be a great asset to the Ravens, fans will wonder who will be throwing passes in 2023 if he is to sign with the AFC North team.