With the Giants seemingly open to the idea of trading star wideout Odell Beckham Jr, the league is in a frenzy. In one of the most trade-happy offseasons in memory, Beckham's potential move would be by far the most high profile.
Pretty much anyone would want OBJ on their roster given his remarkable playmaking ability, but few teams are likely to aggressively and genuinely pursue him.
That's mainly due to his contract demands and the fact that he likely would only want to play in a big market. Luckily for Rams fans, they fit the bill for Odell on both counts.
They have the cap space to sign him to a monster deal, and are apparently legitimate trade partners for anyone and everyone, as GM Les Snead has proven this offseason with a trio of splashy free agent acquisitions.
Character concerns surrounding Beckham would also clearly not worry the Rams given that they've already added three guys that have questionable pasts in Marcus Peters, Aqib Talib and Ndamukong Suh.
The locker room culture that head coach Sean McVay has installed is evidently built to withstand the distractions brought upon it by such players. And, one of the Rams stars is certainly on board with the idea of OBJ linking up with him in LA.
Two-time Pro Bowl running back Todd Gurley had an argument to be the league's MVP in 2017, and he was all in on adding Beckham to the Rams already stacked roster.
Speaking to Gary Klein of the LA Times, Gurley noted that he and the Giants wideout are close and that he would love to see him in LA:
"Oh yeah, that's my guy," Gurley said.
“If we had him, man, it would be awesome,” Gurley said. “I’d be happy, [Jared] Goff will be happy, coach [Sean] McVay will be happy, [owner Stan] Kroenke, the whole team would be.”
Clearly the addition of Beckham would mean more emphasis on the passing game, and possibly less carries for Gurley. But, the 2017 All Pro selection wasn't worried about that, saying: “There’s always enough snaps. There’s always enough snaps."
The former LSU standout would add an extra dynamic to Sean McVay's already explosive and intricate offense, giving the Rams arguably the best offensive weapons in the NFL. A RB-WR tandem of Gurley and Beckham would even rival the Steelers star duo Antonio Brown and LeVeon Bell as the best in football.
But, Gurley wouldn't be drawn on if discussions had taken place between himself and Beckham at this stage: “Hmm, I don’t want to say all that,” he said. “That’s my boy.”
A trade is far from being close to done, but it seems like things are happening behind closed doors and this could become a reality in due time...
Beckham would cost a hefty price, but Snead and the Rams have proven they're in win now mode and it wouldn't be a shock if they gave up a first round pick and more to acquire the Giants superstar.News Now - Sport News