According to a recent report, the Minnesota Vikings are among a number of teams that have discussed the possibility of adding Odell Beckham Jr. to their roster.
On Thursday, we shared how there hasn’t been much other than speculation about the possibility of free-agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. landing with the Minnesota Vikings this season. Well, on Friday, a report popped up that revealed the Vikings have actual interest in signing Beckham this year.
According to OutKick’s Armando Salguero, Minnesota is one of three teams from around the NFL that have had “internal discussions” about signing the free-agent receiver this season.
Salguero shared that the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs are the other two teams that have had legitimate discussions about signing Beckham. He also listed the Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Rams, and New York Giants as teams that expressed some sort of interest in the veteran pass-catcher during the last few weeks.
Signing Odell Beckham Jr. will likely come down to how much the Minnesota Vikings are willing to pay
Beckham knows he’s arguably the most sought-after player on the free-agent market right now, so he’s not about to join a team for pennies. He’s likely going to go to the team that presents him with the most lucrative contract.
With less than $1 million in cap space, this currently puts Minnesota near the bottom of the list of Beckham’s potential landing spots.
At the same time, it’s not like the Bills or Chiefs are swimming in cash either right now. Buffalo currently has just under $2 million in cap space, while Kansas City has a little more than $3.8 million in money to spend.
If the Vikings truly feel that Beckham can put their team over the top to win a championship this season, then they should be able to clear up whatever amount of money that the receiver is willing to play for.
Unless Beckham is purely just looking for the biggest paycheck this year, then Minnesota shouldn’t be ruled out as a legitimate landing spot for the prized free agent.
The former Los Angeles Rams receiver isn’t expected to sign with a team until after the November 1st trade deadline, so there is still plenty of time for negotiations to be made and cap space to be cleared.