New Orleans Saints need Odell Beckham Jr. more than ever

Odell Beckham Jr. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Odell Beckham Jr. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /

After losing 27-25 to the Falcons on Sunday, one thing is crystal clear for the New Orleans Saints — These receivers suck. Odell Beckham Jr. would be a welcomed addition to this offense.

This is a different tune than what I was singing the other day, as I previously didn’t think OBJ was worth the headache for this team. He does tend to cause drama wherever he goes but at this point, the Saints need help in the receiving game and they need it desperately. OBJ would help the offense and there’s no doubt about that.

On Sunday, the Saints had a major case of the dropsies, as Adam Trautman had two big drops, Kenny Stills had some big drops, as did Deonte Harris. It felt like no matter who the ball was going to, they weren’t coming up with much-needed catches and that can’t happen if the Saints want to be a playoff team.

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Landing OBJ is going to be a challenge, as the Saints sit No. 23 in the waiver order and there’s no guarantee he’ll pass through waivers. If he does, he’ll then get to pick where he wants to go, and coming to New Orleans might be a hard sell considering their situation on offense.

Then again, OBJ might look at their wide receiver situation and see it as a win. He could be THE guy in the Big Easy and it’s not like Trevor Siemian is a slouch. He was putting the pigskin where it needed to be on Sunday; it was the wide receivers letting us down.

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This Saints offense currently has Harris and Marquez Callaway as the two best wide receivers on the roster and that’s not a recipe for a successful season. OBJ could immediately step in and make this offense much better. Getting him won’t be easy, but if they can make it happen, the offense can greatly benefit as a result.