Did Odell Beckham Jr. drop a hint that he’s joining the Colts?
Recent social media activity by free agent receiver Odell Beckham Jr. makes it seem like he has his sights set on the Indianapolis Colts.
Training camp is right around the corner for NFL teams but there are still several high-profile free agents that haven’t signed with a team yet. One of those free agents is wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Much has been made about Odell returning to the Super Bowl Champion Los Angeles Rams but a deal hasn’t materialized yet.
That means it’s a possibility that Beckham could still join any team in the league, including the Indianapolis Colts. Indy is a team that has been linked to just about every wide receiver because of the uncertainty of its young unit, and Odell is a name that has been connected to the Colts all offseason.
Well, that connection just got a bit stronger. Recently, Beckham posted a photo to his Instagram story of his infant son watching basketball. The image was captioned with Odell jokingly saying, “This the only show he allowed to watch,” and he also shouted out Steph Curry for being inspiring but also to tell him that his son is coming for him.
However, the captions weren’t the story of the photo, the apparel of the younger Beckham was. Odell’s son had on a blue and white T-shirt with “Beckham Jr” and a number on the back. Many fans quickly noted that it looks like a custom Colts jersey, and wondered if Odell was dropping a hint about his next destination.
Could Odell Beckham Jr. be coming to the Colts?
This comes a few months after Beckham randomly tweeted that he was a huge fan of Indy’s acquisition of Matt Ryan and that he thinks the team could do something special with Ryan at quarterback. With Odell being a fan of Indy’s QB, and his son seemingly in a custom Colts shirt, maybe the receiver is on his way to Indianapolis.
Or, maybe fans are just looking too much into this. After all, blue and white is kind of the template colors for infant boy clothing. But, Odell joining the Colts still makes a lot of sense.
Indianapolis still has room to build its receiver room and Beckham proved that he was still a quality receiver last season. If there’s any hesitation to bringing in Odell, it’s that he tore his ACL in the February Super Bowl. That means it may be a while before he’s officially back on the field.
However, he could be the perfect late-season weapon for the Colts to add as they prepare for a Super Bowl run. The coming days should tell if Odell was dropping a hint with the photo or if it was all just a coincidence.