Odell Beckham Jr. appears to have interest in the Packers. For at least one major figure on the team, the feeling is mutual.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has spoken to Beckham in an attempt to recruit him to the team, according to NFL reporter Evan Massey.
Beckham cleared waivers on Tuesday and is now a free agent for the first time in his NFL career. He has reportedly narrowed the list of desired teams down to the Packers, Chiefs and Saints – though it was also reported that the Patriots are making a push.
Rodgers has had plenty of time to recruit Beckham, as he is currently away from the team after a COVID-19 diagnosis. The quarterback has become a lightning rod of criticism in wake of the revelation that he is unvaccinated, having previously told reporters he is “immunized.”
The Packers wouldn’t exactly be a drama-free landing spot with the Rodgers situation lingering. Beckham left Cleveland after a tumultuous week, in which his father posted a video on Instagram that appeared to show Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield not throwing the receiver the ball when he was open.
Fellow Packers star Davante Adams has already confirmed to the media that he, too, has been recruiting Beckham, saying his hopes are “pretty high.”
“Been talking to him a little bit, so we’ll see what happens, but like I’ve said previously, I don’t expect anything to happen, but if it does that would be great,” Adams told ESPN.