Are the Vikings interested in adding Odell Beckham Jr. to their roster?

(Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) Odell Beckham Jr.
(Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) Odell Beckham Jr. /

Odell Beckham Jr. is reportedly hoping to sign with an NFL team soon, so what are the chances of the Minnesota Vikings signing the veteran wide receiver?

Last season, Odell Beckham Jr. was a part of the Los Angeles Rams team that handed the Minnesota Vikings a Week 16 loss inside U.S. Bank Stadium. Current Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell was also a part of that Rams team.

With NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport recently reporting that Beckham could be recovered enough from his most recent torn ACL to return to the field in mid-November, could O’Connell look to re-connect with his former wide receiver in the Twin Cities this season?

So far, it doesn’t sound like the Vikings are one of the teams that Beckham is hoping to sign with this year. But that might change if Minnesota’s wide receiver depth takes a hit during the next few weeks.

What are the chances of Odell Beckham Jr. signing with the Minnesota Vikings this season?

Rapoport also recently mentioned that the Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, and Green Bay Packers as “possible suitors” for Beckham this year.

As you can see, that group of teams does not include the Vikings. But there might be a scenario where Minnesota ends up with Beckham on their roster this season. The chances of it playing out seem low at the moment, but in the sport of football, things can change in an instant.

Justin Jefferson or Adam Thielen going down with a significant injury in the near future seems like one of the only scenarios that could result in Beckham signing with the Vikings this year. The chances would also increase if Jefferson or Thielen were hurt and Minnesota was still one of the top teams in the NFC at the time of the injury.

So basically, don’t expect the Vikings to be among the teams trying to sign Beckham this year unless their wide receiver depth becomes decimated by injuries.

The fact is that Minnesota just doesn’t need to sign Beckham. Even if someone like Jefferson or Thielen did go down, the Vikings still have enough playmakers in their offense like Dalvin Cook, K.J. Osborn, Irv Smith Jr., Alexander Mattison, and Jalen Reagor to help make up for the loss in production.

Would Beckham have a great chance to be successful in an offense run by O’Connell? Of course, but unless things drastically change during the next few weeks, don’t expect the former Rams wide receiver to be suiting up in purple and gold anytime soon.

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