Ever since he signed with the Buffalo Bills in freelance agency, Von Miller has been trying to recruit money-roller Odell Beckham Jr., his former teammate with the Los Angeles Rams, to join him in upstate New York.
On Thursday, Bills general manager Brandon Beane finally addressed that talk and did not completely dismiss the idea of OBJ’s involvement in a stacked Bills breach.
“Anything Von says I will respect,” Beane told Buffalo media. “He wants to win, and I want to surround myself with as many people as possible.
Beckham, still unsigned as a free agent, is recovering from the torn ACL that took place during the Rams’ win over Cincinnati Bengals in the Super Bowl last February.
“He’s a talented player,” added Beane, also acknowledging Beckham’s ACL recovery. “Show me a talented player that I am not involved with. I’ll always do that and whether it’s barter for someone or for a healthy guy. Again, limiting factors also affect it. “
The 29-year-old Beckham appeared in 13 games for the Rams and Cleveland Browns a year ago, catching 44 passes for 537 yards. Beckham was a superstar early on in his career with the New York Giants, but injuries and the erratic play of the back four over the past few seasons have greatly reduced and limited his ability to produce. Now he is about to recover from a severe knee injury.
There’s some risk there, of course, but assuming his recovery goes according to plan, he can still make an impact with a great midfielder (and Josh Allen) in the system. Fit. The Bills already have one of the league’s top collectors in Stefon Diggs, while Gabriel Davis looks like he’s on the verge of breaking through. OBJ wouldn’t need to be the frontrunner there, but he could still make that group more dangerous if the Bills decide to go that route.