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Adam Schefter Reveals Odell Beckham Free Agency Decision Timeline

Jason Schandl
Odell Beckham Jr. is expected to make a free agency decision after Thanksgiving, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Odell Beckham Jr. is expected to make a free agency decision after Thanksgiving, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

While a torn ACL used to be a potential career-ender in the NFL, these days we often see players return before even being sidelined for a full year. That speedy recovery is the kind of expectation that has been outlined for Odell Beckahm after tearing his ACL in the Super Bowl back in February, which makes him a hot commodity on the free agent market with the playoffs approaching.

We've heard rumors just about every week around who might be interested in signing him, but ESPN's Adam Schefter has finally given us something of a concrete update on when we can expect a decision to come.

Beckham isn't planning on signing anywhere until Thanksgiving has past. I wouldn't expect that to mean he'll sign on Friday either — its' a good bet that it means he'll wait until Week 12 has fully wrapped up. That gives him a great view of exactly where teams are standing in the NFL Playoff picture to ensure that he's signing with a legitimate contender.

The Dallas Cowboys have reportedly expressed the most interest in Beckham, but Schefter reports that the New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers are in the mix as well.

Notably, two high-profile suitors that Schefter reports are no longer in the mix due to their struggles this season include the Los Angeles Rams and Green Bay Packers.

If Beckham's top priority is truly winning a Super Bowl then we could see both NFC East options fall out of the conversation. Heading into Week 11 FanDuel Sportsbook has three of those options ranking in the top-four in their Super Bowl odds, with the Buffalo Bills sitting first at +400, the Kansas City Chiefs (+500) trailing as a close second and the San Francisco 49ers checking in fourth at +850. For comparison, the Dallas Cowboys rank seventh at +1500 and the New York Giants are 14th at +6000.

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