NFL Rumors: Former Lions quarterback wants AFC North team to sign Odell Beckham Jr.
The Odell Beckham Jr. sweepstakes lost a team this week as the Dallas Cowboys signed Houston Texans star Brandin Cooks. But there are still a host of teams that are interested in the services of Beckham Jr.
Former NFL quarterback and now NFL analyst Dan Orlovsky has given his thoughts on who should go after the All-Pro receiver...and the team he is suggesting isn't on everyone's radar.
Speaking on ESPN's "Get Up," Orlovsky detailed a certain AFC North team that would be the perfect fit for Odell.
“Just imagine this offense if you’re a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Najee Harris at tailback, who is still an awesome player. Then, you go George Pickens, who is a bourgeoning star at that position, Diontae Johnson and Pat Freiermuth at tight end, and you add Odell?
"Now we’re talking about an offense that’s got weapons and actual firepower to go chase down a Cincinnati Bengals, to go chase down a Kansas City Chiefs football team."
It is an interesting thought to see Odell in a Steelers uniform, and it very well could come to fruition. But for now, it doesn't seem like Pittsburgh is in the market for Beckham Jr., but perhaps they should be.
Could Odell Beckham Jr. work in Pittsburgh?
Odell Beckham Jr. to the Steelers would present a great piece of business for Mike Tomlin and co., but the move would need to be financially viable. While what the receiver wants in terms of salary is not known, we imagine that around $11 million APY could be enough to get a deal done.
For Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett, getting a receiver like Odell Beckham Jr. would only help his development, and as Orlovsky stated, with a good running back and multiple weapons on offense already in George Pickens and Diontae Johnson, the Steelers would possess some firepower.
Whether or not Pittsburgh would entertain the idea of bringing in a receiver with what we would call "baggage" after the Antonio Brown situation is unknown, but it something that should, at least, be discussed in the building.
Odell Beckham Jr. to the Steelers? Funnier things have happened.