NFL Network analyst Will Selva thinks there’s a three-time Pro-Bowl free agent that would be a great fit for the Green Bay Packers.
Selva said on Monday morning on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” that free-agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr would be a good fit in Green Bay.
“Green Bay did draft a couple of rookies in Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs, but let’s face it — for Aaron Rodgers to gain trust with them, that’s going to take some time,” said Selva. “Now they did sign Sammy Watkins. They also have a couple of veterans in there in Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb. But really OBJ gives them that ‘umph’….he’s such a great route runner, he also creates separation. He developed instant chemistry with Matthew Stafford (with the Los Angeles Rams last year mid-season) and I think he would do the same thing with Aaron Rodgers.”
“And let’s keep in mind that OBJ made some critical, critical plays at the biggest moments (with the Rams),” added Selva. “And in terms of how he would be in the locker room, was he disruptive in LA? No, he wasn’t. So I think if they could tread water until he gets healthy, I think OBJ and [the] Packers make a perfect match.”
OBJ tore his ACL in the Rams’ win against the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI. He likely won’t be ready to return to game action until late November at the earliest.
Beckham, who will turn 30 in November, showed last year after he signed with the Rams mid-season that he still has plenty left in the tank. The former LSU star was a key player for Los Angeles in the playoffs last season. OBJ was particularly good in the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, catching 9 passes for 113 yards. He was off to a good start in the Super Bowl, too. Beckham caught 2 passes for 52 yards and a touchdown before tearing his ACL in the second quarter.
The Packers could use a true No. 1 wide receiver. And while I don’t think OBJ is going to be that for Green Bay at this point in his career, he could still be a very valuable player for the Packers over the last month of the season and in the playoffs.
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