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3 Most Likely Destinations for Odell Beckham Jr. at the NFL Trade Deadline

Devon Platana
The 3 most likely destinations for Odell Beckham Jr., including the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles.
The 3 most likely destinations for Odell Beckham Jr., including the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles. / Emilee Chinn/GettyImages
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The 2021 NFL season's trade deadline is going down on Tuesday, Nov. 2. While trades aren't usually frequent in the league, several teams will be racing to add key pieces to strengthen their championship aspirations. One player who could be on the move Tuesday is Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

It might seem strange that a contending team like the Browns would move on from Beckham. Unfortunately, his stint in Cleveland has been underwhelming, whether it's due to injuries or inconsistent play.

If the Browns can move Beckham for a piece that they believe can help them get to the Super Bowl, he could be on the move at the deadline.

Here's a look at the three most likely destinations for Beckham at the trade deadline.

Odell Beckham Jr. Trade Rumors

1. Green Bay Packers

If the Browns are going to trade Beckham, it makes sense to move him to the NFC. The Green Bay Packers are a team that could use his help, especially with their recent wideout issues. Davante Adams is still sidelined from COVID-19 and the team is unsure when he'll return. Aside from him, no other Packers wide receiver has hit 200 receiving yards yet this season. That's why the Packers would be wise to add Beckham. It was only two seasons ago that he had a 1,000-yard season and perhaps playing with Aaron Rodgers would get him back on track. Even when Adams returns, having both him and Beckham to throw to would be a dream for Rodgers and could strengthen the Packers' Super Bowl odds.

2. New Orleans Saints

Another NFC team, the New Orleans Saints have their own fair share of wide receiver issues. There still isn't an update on Michael Thomas' return timetable. Deonte Harris and Marquez Callaway have shown flashes of brilliance, however, neither of them have hit 300 yards yet. In fact, the Saints are averaging the second-fewest passing yards per game (180.9) this season, so it's evident that something needs to change. With Jameis Winston out with an ACL tear, Trevor Siemian and/or Taysom Hill needs a reliable target and that's exactly who Beckham is. Quarterbacks targeting him last year had a 118.7 passer rating and he owns a career catch rating of 60.6%. If the Saints want to catch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the NFC South lead, Beckham may be the guy to help them.

3. Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles are 3-5 and trying to make up ground on the 6-1 Dallas Cowboys for the NFC East lead. While that's easier said than done, it can be more manageable if the Eagles improve their passing game (216.4 rec. yards per game, 27th). Rookie wide receiver DeVonta Smith started the year off strong, but he's slowed down since then. Bringing in Beckham could light a fire under Smith and give him a proven veteran to learn from. The trade would also bring the three-time Pro-Bowler back to a division that he knows well from his days with the New York Giants, which could motivate him to become the player that he once was.


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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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