The Los Angeles Rams should consider a potential trade for Odell Beckham Jr. during the 2019 offseason.
After a full year of rumors and deep discussions over the possibility of whether this scenario could ever happen for the Rams, Beckham still remains on the New York Giants, although plenty could happen over the next few weeks.
Despite how great Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods have been at times, Los Angeles arguably doesn’t have a bonafide No. 1 receiver, and it showed in Super Bowl 53 when they lost to the New England Patriots.
Just how bad did the Rams look on offense? Sadly, the fact that Los Angeles failed to score a single touchdown says it all about how much the offense struggled in that embarrassing performance to New England, making the the idea of Beckham even more intriguing.
Beckham has proven to be a generational talent at wide receiver, and has single-handedly extended the career of Eli Manning over the last couple of seasons. And if Beckham were to join an offense with Goff under center while Sean McVay was calling the shots, one can only imagine the potential.
Coming off a season in which he had 1,052 yards and six touchdowns while only playing in 12 games is absurd to think about for a player with Beckham’s talent.
The fact that Cooks had 1,204 receiving yards to go along with five touchdowns and didn’t miss a game shows he doesn’t even compare to Beckham.
Imagine Beckham doing everything Cooks did this season, but more. Beckham is a better route-runner, blocker, and has a better catch radius.
Beckham most likely would have made both potential touchdown catches in the Super Bowl that Cooks failed to haul in. If Les Snead truly wanted to make this team better, he would at least consider the possibility of trading Cooks and some draft capital for one of the best the game has to offer in Beckham.
How many times does Beckham have to continually hint that he wants to play in Los Angeles, only to have the Giants fail to shoot down any rumors they may be shopping him?
Even Tuesday’s episode of The Herd consisted of Colin Cowherd saying how Beckham would like to play for the Rams or San Francisco 49ers.
Wide receiver is not necessarily a primary need for the Rams at the moment since they’re currently set with a solid group led by Cooks, but if they could make the unit even stronger with someone like Beckham, why wouldn’t they consider the opportunity?
These days, you can never have too many weapons in the NFL, and if Los Angeles were smart, they would at least consider the possibility of Beckham if the Giants intended on exploring trade options for the wideout.