Odell Beckham has been involved in some recent trade rumors and we are all for it.
According to recent reports, it was the Minnesota Vikings that emerged as the most likely landing spot for Beckham this offseason but they have since dispelled the rumors. Now, it looks like the New England Patriots have become interested in trading with the Cleveland Browns for Beckham. In a recent reports, NBC Sports’ Chris Simms explained:
“The New England Patriots were involved in the DeAndre Hopkins conversation and the Stefon Diggs conversation. If you tell Bill Belichick it’s only going to take a second and a fifth to get Odell Beckham Jr., I think they would be very real players… I think that be the same for a guy like Odell Beckham Jr., as well.”
A couple of years back, similar reports filled the headlines. Back then, Beckham explained that he was willing and ready to sign with the Patriots:
“I think two, three years ago there was a whole speculation and all that was going on and I was willing and ready to go over there at any point in time. That was always a dream of mine to play for Tom Brady — Tom Brady and [Bill] Belichick. … He’s a coach that I’ve looked at for the longest time. … He’s just a guy who I have nothing but love for him. So the conversation’s cool, just to be able to sit and listen to one of the greatest coaches of all-time — I guess you could say that for sure — it’s fine to be able to have those kind of convos with him.’’
Since Tom Brady left the Patriots to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, we are not sure Beckham would sign with the Patriots at this point. Maybe he is more likely to follow Brady in Tampa.