Tiki & Tierney react to Odell Beckham Jr.'s deal with Rams


The Odell Beckham Jr. sweepstakes came to an end on Thursday afternoon, as the Los Angeles Rams -- primed to contend for a Super Bowl this winter -- announced that they signed the polarizing wide receiver to a one-year deal.

Beckham officially cleared waivers on Tuesday, which made him a free agent for the first time in his career. Now, the three-time Pro Bowler will join one of the NFL's most high-powered offenses, as the Rams currently rank fourth in average yards, fifth in average points, and third in average passing yards.

"Better fit than the Browns, but I don't think it's the ideal fit," Brandon Tierney said during the Tiki and Tierney show on Thursday. "I think the Patriots would have been the better play there, because who else would've taken throws away from Beckham downfield on that team? Nobody. You telling me Mac Jones can't throw a 20-yard pass to a wide-open Beckham? I'm sure Jones could get the ball to Beckham down the field."

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"Can Odell handle being the third guy, or even the fourth guy? I don't know," Tiki Barber said. "That's why I worry about it for Odell. Not for the Rams, it's great for the Rams. Look, he saw Antonio Brown go do it in Tampa. AB was the third or fourth option. He scored two touchdowns in the playoffs and in the Super Bowl, was a big part of their win. Maybe he's taking that model?"

Cleveland waived Beckham on Monday, marking the end of a dramatic week that began with Beckham's father criticizing quarterback Baker Mayfield via social media last Tuesday. This incident prompted them to excuse Beckham from practice on Wednesday and Thursday, and by Friday, they announced their plans to cut ties with him.

Beckham's tumultuous tenure with the Browns lasted just 29 games, and he amassed 114 catches for 1,586 yards with eight touchdowns. Since entering the NFL as a first-round pick in 2014, Beckham ranks 17th in receptions (504), 10th in receiving yards (7,210), and seventh in receiving touchdowns (51). He's also passed the 1,000-yard receiving mark five times in his career.

Los Angeles (7-2), which is currently the fifth-seed in the NFC playoff picture, will visit the rival San Francisco 49ers (3-5) on Monday night. According to FiveThirtyEight's projections, the Rams have a 20-percent chance to win the NFC West and a 7-percent chance to win Super Bow 56 at SoFi Stadium.

Tiki and Tierney's complete thoughts on Beckham's deal with the Rams can be accessed in the audio player above.

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