Saints Free Agency: 5 high-impact wide receivers still available to sign

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3. Odell Beckham Jr.

When Odell Beckham and the Browns finally broke up last season, he had a choice to make in where he wanted to finish out the year. The Saints were in the mix until what felt like the bitter end but the Rams came out of nowhere and scooped up the former LSU product.

In hindsight, Beckham made the right decision as he not only won a Super Bowl in Los Angeles but put up solid numbers during his short stint in sunny California. He finished his regular season with the Rams with 27 catches for 305 yards and five touchdowns, proving that he was still a solid weapon in the right system.

The reason I don’t have Beckham higher on the list is that he tore his ACL in the Super Bowl and it’ll take him some time to recover and get back on the field. ACL injuries usually take roughly nine months to recover from and that’d set OBJ up to return late in the 2022 season.

Is it worth signing a receiver that won’t be able to contribute until November at the earliest?

Beckham could pack a punch in this offense but he wouldn’t be able to help until the second half of the season. That’s why he’s not higher here.