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Odell Beckham Jr. would be luxury signing for NOLA Saints

Odell Beckham Jr. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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While it’s fun to hear stories about Jarvis Landry trying to recruit his former LSU and Browns teammate Odell Beckham Jr. to the NOLA Saints, this isn’t something that needs to happen.

Fans always talk about how the Saints don’t draft guys from LSU but this offseason, they’ve proven that they’ll add LSU talent. They’ve already done so in the form of Tyrann Mathieu and later Landry, who signed a little over a week ago to shore up the offense.

Now that Landry’s aboard the black and gold ship, he’s been throwing not-so-subtle hints at his former college and Browns teammate and about joining him in the Big Easy.

This is great to see and all, don’t get me wrong, but now that the Saints have Jarvis Landry on their offense, Odell Beckham isn’t someone that they need. It was a different story this past season when Beckham demanded to be released by the Browns, got his wish, and then could choose to sign with any team that he wanted.

He ultimately picked the Rams and won a Super Bowl with them. It did come at a price, however, as he was injured in the Super Bowl, and that injury has likely played a major factor in why he hasn’t signed anywhere yet. He’d miss a chunk of the regular season and teams won’t want to take that risk.

It’d be fun to have OBJ with the NOLA Saints but it’s not a necessity.

Would I be mad if Beckham signed with the Saints? Certainly not. It’s a move that if it happened, it’d just give the team another weapon for Jameis Winston to throw to and that’s nothing to scoff at.

The Saints went to work on improving their wide receiver woes this offseason, adding Chris Olave in the first round of the draft (and trading up five spots to make sure they got him) and also signed Landry, which was an excellent move for them. Now they’re armed with the trio of Landry, Olave, and Michael Thomas, who is returning from an entire missed season.

New Orleans’ offense is going to be better this year and while Odell Beckham could make them even better, he’s not someone they need to add.

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