Which NFL teams should take a shot on Odell Beckham Jr. in 2022?

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Which NFL teams should be calling Odell Beckham Jr. right now, even before he’s fully healthy? We take a look through some candidates.

Sooner or later, NFL teams are going to realize their need for Odell Beckham Jr.

Beckham has been one of the best receivers in the game when healthy and he put that on display in the Super Bowl against the Cincinnati Bengals, skying high for the first touchdown of the game as the Los Angeles Rams eventually emerged victorious.

Beckham suffered a knee injury that could cost him up to half of the 2022 season or more with a typical recovery timetable of 9 months after surgery.

But Odell Beckham Jr. is hungry again.

Should NFL teams be trying to sign Beckham Jr., even while he’s hurt, so that he can help them down the stretch run?

Yes, yes they should.

But who?

Let’s take a look through a handful of teams that could afford the risk of signing Beckham Jr. now so he can help them later.

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2022 NFL Free Agents; Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) makes a catch for a touchdown against Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase (1) in the first quarter in Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

Odell Beckham option no. 1: Los Angeles Rams reunion

Although it doesn’t make the most sense on paper after signing Allen Robinson, it seems like the Los Angeles Rams are definitely leaving the light on for Odell Beckham Jr. to come back.

After the Rams acquired him last year, Beckham found himself in a pretty good spot with the Rams, but he was definitely second fiddle — at best — behind Cooper Kupp.

If he returns to the Rams in 2022, it would be a very similar situation if not beyond just second fiddle.

Beckham would almost undoubtedly be behind both Kupp and Robinson should he return to the Rams.

Maybe catching lightning in a bottle last year was enough for both sides here, but this option remains exactly that — an option.