The Indianapolis Colts may have a new free agent target in Odell Beckham Jr. after trading for Matt Ryan.
Once the trade was reported, many in the NFL world took notice and applauded the move. The acquisition is being viewed as a great move for Ryan and the Colts.
Ryan gets to join a competitive team and Indianapolis finds a quality starter that can keep them in the mix over the next couple of seasons.
One person specifically that lauded the move was free agent receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Beckham took to his Twitter late at night to say that he thinks the move is fire and that Ryan can do something special in Indianapolis.
Considering Beckham’s status as a free agent, many didn’t think this thought was that random, and fans immediately begin telling Odell to come join Ryan in Indy.
Colts could use Odell Beckham Jr.
Beckham is currently recovering from a torn ACL that he suffered in the Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl victory and his timeline for a return is unknown.
However, Odell is a free agent and many teams would love to add the receiver even if he will miss part of the season. He and the Rams said the goal was to re-sign but Von Miller said the same thing and he’s currently a member of the Buffalo Bills.
Until a contract is signed, all possibilities are open for free agents. That includes the possibility of Beckham returning to the AFC and joining the Colts.
Last year, Odell’s time with the Cleveland Browns ran its course and he was released mid-season. After clearing waivers, Beckham signed with Los Angeles through the end of the season and got his career back on track.
In eight regular-season games with the Rams, Odell caught 27 passes for 305 yards and five touchdowns. In the postseason, Beckham added 26 more receptions for 288 yards and two touchdowns.
These numbers were posted while Odell was working his way into a new offense while also deferring to Cooper Kupp as the No. 1 receiver. However, Beckham still flashed the talent that showed he could be the top receiver for a team in the NFL.
A team like the Colts with Jonathan Taylor, Michael Pittman Jr., and now Matt Ryan could definitely use Beckham to improve Indy’s struggling receiver room.
The issue, however, will be what Odell is looking for in a contract and what his return-to-play timeline looks like. If Indianapolis can talk with Beckham and come to a deal that makes sense, they could benefit from his presence.