Should the Packers sign Odell Beckham Jr?

Aaron takes a deep dive into the possibility of the Green Bay Packers adding free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

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Ya_tittle's picture

November 09, 2021 at 05:45 pm

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Packercruising's picture

November 09, 2021 at 07:50 pm

YA Tittle was my favorite QB until we moved to WI in 1964. Agree about OBJ

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Reghamster's picture

November 09, 2021 at 05:48 pm

They won't be able to even if they want to.

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Caden819's picture

November 09, 2021 at 05:48 pm

Does anyone seriously think he is going to take a 4 million dollar deal? Because that's all we can afford and even then we would literally have 0 money

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MytQ's picture

November 09, 2021 at 06:19 pm

He will take the veteran minimum and Cleveland will continue to pay him.

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MarkinMadison's picture

November 09, 2021 at 06:49 pm

Bingo.

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Caden819's picture

November 10, 2021 at 10:22 am

LOL I will believe it when I see it

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sheppercheeser's picture

November 09, 2021 at 05:52 pm

Knowing how anal AR is about WRs running crisp, accurate routes, and knowing that ABJ does NOT run crisp, accurate routes, I would think this would not work at all.

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PackerAaron's picture

November 09, 2021 at 05:58 pm

OBJ doesn't run what? Lol stop

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MarkinMadison's picture

November 09, 2021 at 06:51 pm

He's talking about ABJ, OBJ cousin's husband's nephew.

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4thand1's picture

November 09, 2021 at 10:11 pm

The one who's testicles swelled up?

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Houndog's picture

November 10, 2021 at 07:08 am

Maybe he was thinking of Adele, not Odell, although I haven't heard her sing "turn out the lights, the party's over" just yet.

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Bearmeat's picture

November 09, 2021 at 05:54 pm

No no no no no no no. He’s a diva and a cancer and we have enough of those on our team lol

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Crankbait's picture

November 09, 2021 at 08:00 pm

The Browns locker room loved the guy.

YES

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Rebecca's picture

November 09, 2021 at 06:13 pm

In a heartbeat! All in!

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Minniman's picture

November 09, 2021 at 06:30 pm

I’m with you Rebecca. If he signs for vet min (seeing that he’s already got a settlement from Cleveland) then absolutely.

Re cancer concerns - there’s no way that his ego or ability outshines Rodgers (ego) and Adams’ ability. This is purely a play about getting a ring…… this year.

All that said, he’s not a known willing blocker, so I don’t know how the team dynamic works out.

What about as a return man?

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Dr.Rodgers's picture

November 09, 2021 at 09:15 pm

He’d be a good red zone weapon. Return man, yes. Maybe Rodgers will kick in $8mil. Lol.😸

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Minniman's picture

November 09, 2021 at 09:38 pm

Ha ha! Champion call! Seriously though, he’s got a settlement from the Browns and the Packers have circa 4 mill in space. It will be interesting to see to whom and for how much he signs for.

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dekan51's picture

November 09, 2021 at 11:24 pm

"This is purely a play about getting a ring…… this year."

it's more than that. it's also about showing the NFL that he still has it, and is not a cancer. i hope he comes, and helps us win, while helping himself sign a fat contract next year (not with us, we cant afford him...)

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Reghamster's picture

November 09, 2021 at 06:26 pm

On second thought maybe his Dad will increase OBJ's weekly salary making him affordable after all ! I am not worried about the diva stuff. One of the problems over the years with the Packers is worrying so much about the team's character ect. Ron Wolf changed that to some extent and we have had renewed success ever since (like the Patriots ever cared about that shite!) . Rodgers would have another asset and it could help keep AR around for the foreseeable future . Rodgers generally has less patience with rookies which is why recruiting a number 1 Wr pick in lieu of Love IMO would have made no difference at this point. Even Adams took several years to succeed . He has done ok with some of the vets brought in over the years . Beckham would help more than hurt in the short run
The Packers do have perhaps higher needs though than receiver e.g. cs and dl for example and Beckham wouldn't come without a fairly high price tag .

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canadapacker's picture

November 09, 2021 at 06:29 pm

No deep dive needed - just a quick NO - and in case you didnt hear me a big NO

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Crankbait's picture

November 09, 2021 at 08:00 pm

What did you say ?

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KurtMc's picture

November 09, 2021 at 06:33 pm

We should pay him to play for the Vikings. They need the drama. A big Oh hell no on OBJ with the Pack

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Lphill's picture

November 09, 2021 at 06:35 pm

Maybe sign him before Tampa, the Rams or the Cards do .

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mbpacker's picture

November 09, 2021 at 06:41 pm

Is it worth having another drama king on the team?

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

November 09, 2021 at 07:24 pm

Is it possible they neutralize each other out?

LOL!

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dekan51's picture

November 09, 2021 at 11:25 pm

"Is it worth having another drama king on the team?"

I say, is it worth having another quality receiver? And my answer is YES.

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MarkinMadison's picture

November 09, 2021 at 06:52 pm

A half a season to win a Super Bowl. Like Andre Rison wasn't drama? Get on board the train people!

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PeteK's picture

November 09, 2021 at 08:04 pm

Bad Moon Risen ,I remember his girlfriend burnt down his house. I don't like the idiot , but what the hell for the veteran minimum it's worth the shot. If Brady can find value in that other idiot savant, Brown, so can we. However, it would hurt the development of Lazard and MVS.

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Rob3980's picture

November 09, 2021 at 07:05 pm

Absolutely! Regardless of who we have at wr OBJ automatically makes double teaming Adams every play really hard to do considering. I believe the Browns still owe him 7.5 mil so he may be willing to take a small deal for a chance to win a super bowl. Having OBJ will open up the field for everyone and if Antonio Brown can be tamed so can OBJ.

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dredubbcms's picture

November 09, 2021 at 07:19 pm

Agreed. If AB can ball out with no other issues -- I'd bet winning with Rodgers + Adams cures any issues OBJ has.

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Rob3980's picture

November 09, 2021 at 07:35 pm

I agree, but will the gm do it is the question.

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GP1's picture

November 10, 2021 at 12:20 am

This would also place pressure on Rogers to win and win everything with that kind of fire power .
But it may also wreck the team for a generation of players.

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Dragon5's picture

November 09, 2021 at 07:18 pm

Balance of this season yes. More than welcome to use GB as a springboard for his next contract. Like 'Tae, he is also a Monkey sign and enemy year (of the Tiger) begins Feb 1st, so pass on the re-up. Success unfortunately makes the sum of the parts greater than the whole and a lot Grade A talent on this roster will be asking for top dollar.

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Alberta_Packer's picture

November 09, 2021 at 07:25 pm

I would greatly prefer NOBJ

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Reghamster's picture

November 09, 2021 at 09:10 pm

I would prefer to have a BJ myself

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4thand1's picture

November 10, 2021 at 06:11 pm

double jointed?

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greengold's picture

November 09, 2021 at 10:12 pm

I was there too early on this year & last. But, now? What really is the downside? Drama? LOL

Totally get where you’re coming from, Alberta, but if it is for what GB can afford, and it might be a drop in the bucket at this stage, I’m struggling to see the downside. OBJ + Adams would be lights out.

The $$ could be minimal.

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murf7777's picture

November 10, 2021 at 09:14 am

GG….two thumbs up! It makes no sense for him to create drama….want a ring, YES. Want another contract in the NFL, YES. Well if you help the team win without drama there’s a good chance you get that. If not, your probably done in the NFL. I don’t understand the folks who think he will be a head case. He will also come at probably a Vet Minimum for the remainder of the year.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

November 09, 2021 at 07:27 pm

It is one thing whether he falls to the Packers. Second thing whether he is willing to sign with the Packers. Third, can Packers free enough cap? Possibly even most importantly and difficult would Rodgers actually throw to him consistently?

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Grandfathered's picture

November 09, 2021 at 07:37 pm

Rodgers does not throw to the guy who is open, but follows his reads. If OBJ is angry that he does not get the ball enough, he will be angry in GB.

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dekan51's picture

November 09, 2021 at 11:28 pm

Rodgers does not throw to the guy who is open, but follows his reads

Great line...!!!!

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EnemyTerritory's picture

November 09, 2021 at 07:37 pm

Yes. High reward, low risk, low cost signing. He’s an upgrade over WR4/5 and returns punts. Antonio Brown settled down in the Bay. Maybe taking passes from a future HOF QB will have the same effect. If he’s a disruption you hand him his walking papers. WWBD (What would Belichek Do). Something just like this

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Grandfathered's picture

November 09, 2021 at 07:43 pm

Packers currently have 7 receivers, and the bottom two (St. Brown and Taylor) are playing special teams. Who gets cut and will OBJ play ST? I say sign OBJ, cut St. Brown, and make Cobb return punts and Amari Rodgers be a gunner.

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jannes bjornson's picture

November 09, 2021 at 10:30 pm

Taylor should have been shown the door along with E quan in September. Regarding the special teams????

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Charvid's picture

November 09, 2021 at 07:46 pm

I’d prefer a long snapper.

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Crankbait's picture

November 09, 2021 at 07:47 pm

Ask Aaron .
If he insists on it then yes by all means do it.

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greengold's picture

November 09, 2021 at 10:23 pm

What could possibly go wrong?

Seems a lot like the Rison signing by Wolf. Adding that level of talent at this stage of the game could be the difference maker. Without him, that huge game breaker add at WR we’ve needed, and I question whether we can close the deal. With OBJ in a Packers uniform opposite Devante? Wow.

To finish out this season? Yes. Why not?

Nonetheless, I’d be shocked if they pulled that off, week 10.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

November 10, 2021 at 04:33 am

GG,
My initial reaction to signing OBJ was yes, (with my aforementioned joking aside).

For years the majority of Packer fans along with ARod has complained about not drafting, or going after a top WR in FA. I say if available and if the Pack can work out the the contract dollars let's go for it. Like you and a few others have stated what is the downside?

The following is the speculation part:

We all know Rodgers holds grudges like no one else right? He has to be so extraordinarly pissed right now at the world with all his detractors. He is smart enough to know that the one way he can change the narrative about him is by winning a SB. I would bet certain body parts Rodgers is making a push behind the scenes for OBJ. Rodgers like never before wants to win a SB. If he can bring a Lombardi Trophy home he not only can be Brady like, but it will be his way of holding his middle finger up to his detractors. In fact, with Rodgers wanting more than ever to win the SB might he actually modify his contract just to help bring OBJ aboard? LOL!

I say do it! Go all in and win the damn SB!!!

Next year, will likely be a semi train wreck with the cap casualties but so be it.

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NoNonsense's picture

November 09, 2021 at 08:59 pm

Not getting my hopes up but if he wants a ring there's probably no better place to chase one than here.

He may not be up to speed with the playbook for a couple weeks but if hes willing to return punts and work his way into the offense than why the heck not.

Is it possible GB can get a 3rd veteran guy to accept the league minimum while being paid by his former team. That alone makes me want to see them sign him.

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jannes bjornson's picture

November 09, 2021 at 10:32 pm

They all run the same pass patterns. Just code it differently.

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joejetson's picture

November 09, 2021 at 09:20 pm

They don't have the salary cap space to pay him, and OBJ doesn't seem like the type to play for league minimum. But it does bring back memories of the Andre Rison signing.

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Rob3980's picture

November 09, 2021 at 10:26 pm

They have 4 mil and the browns still have to pay him millions. He will take a team friendly deal to win

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Letfreedomring's picture

November 09, 2021 at 10:08 pm

1.) He's a cancer (mostly Giants not as bad with Cleveland though)
2.) He can't play in the cold (watch the Packers vs Giants last playoff game again you'll see).
3.) Not known as the greatest route runner
4.) Back end of his career (not completely washed but this isn't prime OBJ anymore.

Could he help? Sure but I think there's 2 WR's better than him another with an insane connection with Rodgers in Cobb and another that's much more of a deep threat than him. Overall would he be happy getting 2-3 targets a game or would he get upset and start crying and make a scene? IDK it could be Randy Moss 2.0 when he went to the Patriots or it could be Chad OChostinko when he went to the Pasties.

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4thand1's picture

November 09, 2021 at 10:15 pm

Rumor has the seahags want him, he may be in GB this Sunday. Or later with the Rams.

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jannes bjornson's picture

November 09, 2021 at 10:37 pm

He witnessed their collective collapse. It will be Rodgers or Brady for the incentive to win the Big Game. Stafford is falling apart. Seattle living on fumes. jameis Winston? Murray may be out longer than expected and he's seen his clone with Mayfield. Vegas odds. I would make the deal and let this offense take off a' la Air Coryell.

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Swisch's picture

November 09, 2021 at 10:54 pm

Other than Davante, Packers wide receivers haven't been getting many opportunities to catch the ball.
Is OBJ good with that? Am I wrong in thinking of him as a diva who has been a terrible headache for his past two teams?
I like the wide receivers that the Packers already have, and hope that the likes of Lazard and MVS get more targets.

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NJMagic's picture

November 10, 2021 at 01:02 am

At league min? Why not???!
Best case he contributes in a key spot
Worst case - J. Smith

Kick his tires, you never know.

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croatpackfan's picture

November 10, 2021 at 01:33 am

Simple - NO!

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CWolf's picture

November 10, 2021 at 04:25 am

Lol, Aaron, how many times have I heard you say "Just. Run. The. Ball." and now you want the Packers to sign a WR? There are only so many offensive snaps to go around. (Just kidding, to make that clear.)

I'd say, if it's a Jalon Smith type of situation where the Packers don't lose much if it doesn't work out, yes.

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SwedeBayPacker's picture

November 10, 2021 at 07:43 am

In the words of Freddie Mercury: "There's only room for one hysterical queen in this band"

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4thand1's picture

November 10, 2021 at 08:46 am

Been going over this since yesterday. The Packers signed Reggie and won a SB. They signed Charles and won another SB. They were team leaders and respected. Odel is different, but he can still be a great WR. Signing him would definitely say were all in now and put this offense over the top. I say do it, get it done gute.

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ImaPayne's picture

November 10, 2021 at 09:16 am

Ya to replace adams who seems to have lost his speed or the team has decided his routes mirror jordys, who was twice as fast. In fairness to love, can’t pass to someone with defender on his back all game. He ran away from no one.

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NitschkeFromTheGrave's picture

November 10, 2021 at 01:55 pm

I was thinking, shout it from the roof tops, "NO !!! "
Then an alert from TBR hit my phone, saying the Packers offered OBJ the minimum veteran salary. And in that light I said to myself, "OK, why not.?"

Good play Gute.

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LambeauPlain's picture

November 10, 2021 at 12:48 pm

I recall the hype getting another malcontent with a long history of being, well, a malcontent, like OBJ....M. Bennett. "High return, low risk" was the mantra.

Mistakes are great teachers. Learn from them and do not let the same mistake educate you in the same lesson twice.

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NoNonsense's picture

November 10, 2021 at 02:01 pm

Well if Gute truly has an offer on the table for OBJ then the ball is now in assistant GM Aaron Rodger's hands. If he wants him on the team it's time to start recruiting the guy and get him to sign the dang contract.

A call or tweet from some other notable Packers might help as well. Mercilus or Rasul Douglas could offer some insight to OBJ about what's it's like here in GB, being recent additions themselves.

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