It would be unsurprising if Odell Beckham simply returned to the Los Angeles Rams.
But few moves involving stars have gone according to plan recently.
Beckham remains a free agent after he tore his ACL in the Rams’ Super Bowl win in February. It long has seemed that he would go back to the Rams, but he remains unsigned and now Bills linebacker Von Miller is trying to coax Beckham to Buffalo, with the receiver playing along.
Whether that recruiting actually works remains to be seen. But appearing on the “Pat McAfee Show”, NFL insider Ian Rapoport cautioned against dismissing the Beckham-Bills chatter.
“I don't know that it’s just a leverage play, I mean Buffalo actually would make some sense," Rapoport said Monday. "The Rams make the most sense, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the last four years about the Bills, I will never rule out anything with them. I remember hearing a rumor that Von Miller was considering the Bills. I didn’t believe it, but then of course he signed there.
"They are always in the mix, and they should be because they are a good team that could add one big, final piece. That would make some sense. Now, I don’t know how real it is, but when Von starts doing some pitching, I think that gets everyone’s attention."
Beckham isn’t expected to be ready to return until October or November. Who knows how effective he’ll be when he jumps back in, but for the right price he is a logical fit for the Bills.
The Bills are a legit contender. Adding Beckham to help in the stretch run would only boost their chances of finally breaking through and getting to a Super Bowl.