Odell Beckham Jr. seems interested 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 squad, according to NFL reporter Evan Massey.
Beckham cleared the waivers on Tuesday and is now a free agent for the first time in his NFL career. He reportedly narrowed down the list of desired teams to the Packers, Chiefs and Saints – although the Patriots were also reported to be making an effort.
Rodgers has had a long time to recruit Beckham as he is currently absent from the squad after being diagnosed with COVID-19. The quarterback has become a lightning rod of criticism following the revelation that he was not vaccinated, having previously told reporters he was “immune”.
The Packers wouldn’t exactly be a drama-free landing place with Rodgers’ situation lingering. Beckham left Cleveland after a tumultuous week, in which his father posted a video to Instagram that appeared to show Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield not throwing the ball to the receiver when it was open.
Fellow Packers star Davante Adams has already confirmed to media that he is also recruiting Beckham, saying his hopes are “pretty high”.
“I talked to him a bit, so we’ll see what happens, but like I said before, I don’t expect anything to happen, but if it does , that would be great.” Adams told ESPN.