Saints named logical landing spot for 3-time Pro Bowl wide receiver

Los Angeles Rams, Odell Beckham Jr.
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At this point in the offseason, the New Orleans Saints are hopefully trending toward addressing the wide receiver position in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Other than Chris Olave and Rashid Shaheed, the Saints don't have another formidable weapon. No, newly-signed Cedrick Wilson doesn't count as much of a difference-maker.

A lot of fans would like to see the Saints go after a wide receiver within the first two rounds of the upcoming draft, or maybe even one of the top tight ends. Derek Carr needs more weapons to work with, and Olave can't be the only top-tier guy he has to throw to.

One free agent veteran still available, Odell Beckham Jr., has been mentioned as a possibility for New Orleans. Although, he has seen some interest from other teams as of late, most notably the Miami Dolphins.

Could Odell Beckham Jr. wind up signing with the Saints in free agency?

Dallas Robinson of Pro Football Network believes the Saints are a great spot for Beckham.

"The Saints haven’t re-signed Micahel Thomas and need a WR3 to complement Chris Olave and Rashid Shaheed. Beckham might be willing to take a hometown discount to return to his native Louisiana," Robinson wrote.

Beckham was born in Baton Rouge, so if he were to sign with the Saints, he'd be coming home.

Last offseason, Beckham signed a 1-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens, worth $15 million. Based on his production in 2023, I do not see a way he lands anywhere close to that number with his next team. At his age, with his injury history and who he is now as a player, Beckham is likely looking at an incentive-based deal that could see him make up to $10 million with a base right around $6 million.

With the Ravens last year, Beckham hauled in 35 passes for 565 yards and three scores. The 3-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl-winning wide receiver is likely to try and sign with a team where he'd have an opportunity to win another ring.

Does New Orleans count as a real, legitimate contender in Beckham's eyes? In all likelihood, they do not. However, the opportunity to come home could surpass a desire to win another ring. We'll see what the former first-round pick decides to do in his coming days.