On a latest version of the “You Pod to Win the Sport” podcast, Yahoo’s Charles Robinson names the Bucs as one among three groups who could possibly be in rivalry for broad receiver Odell Beckham Jr.’s companies.
That’s if he doesn’t return to the Los Angeles Rams. Robinson additionally included the Cowboys and Saints as his different groups, with the Packers as a darkish horse candidate.
Beckham tore his ACL within the Tremendous Bowl, and his restoration seems to maintain him out of motion till November. In 14 video games final season between the Browns and Rams, he put up 537 yards on 44 receptions with 5 touchdowns. He could be an important midseason addition for any contender.
And to draw him, the Bucs have a not-so-secret weapon in Tom Brady.
Beckham has lengthy wished to play with Brady, even calling it a dream of his at one level. The 2 have a mutual admiration for one another’s sport for a while. So, if the Bucs have an interest, you’d need to assume the gross sales pitch is kind of a easy one. The timing has by no means fairly synced up for the 2 to play with one another. And, in what might very nicely be Brady’s last season, it could possibly be the star receiver’s final likelihood.
“If OBJ rides this out, let’s say he rides it out, he’s trying wholesome, he nonetheless hasn’t signed and it’s like, ‘Hey, I’m again within the combine in November. I’m working,’” Robinson stated. “I believe if Tampa Bay is the place they anticipate to be in November, I completely assume that Tampa Bay is the sort of staff that might say, ‘Hey man, let’s simply go do that. Let’s go win this.’”
Beckham received his first ring final season with the Rams. So, it’s not precisely like he’s ring chasing. Nonetheless, there will not be a greater likelihood to reinforce his future market than by teaming up with Brady and the Bucs. That’s the place Beckham’s relationship with Brady off the sector could possibly be an asset.
“Tom Brady and Odell Beckham Jr. are shut,” Robinson stated. “They’ve a extremely good relationship. Gisele and OBJ are shut, they’re actually good mates. And I believe Tom could be very influential relating to individuals which are in his circle, okay, and OBJ is in Tom’s circle.”
There isn’t a glossing over the impact Brady has had when it comes to recruiting gamers to the Bucs. Rob Gronkowski, Antonio Brown, Logan Ryan, Giovani Bernard, Russell Gage, Leonard Fournette and numerous others got here to Tampa Bay to play with Brady. That doesn’t embody the gamers who signed again with the membership due to his presence.
Whether or not the Bucs want OBJ or not stays to be seen. However you recognize if Brady calls, Beckham goes to at the very least hear.