Odell Beckham Jr. has played a key role in the Los Angeles Rams’ playoff run, but there’s already speculation that he could eventually join L.A.’s possible Super Bowl opponent. The Kansas City Chiefs are considered to be a possible landing spot for the wide receiver in 2022 free agency.

Kansas City tried to sign Beckham when he was released by the Cleveland Browns during the regular season. ESPN insider Jeremy Fowler has noted that the Chiefs could pursue Beckham again in the offseason.

Following a tumultuous stint with Cleveland, Beckham joined Los Angeles on a contract worth up to $4.25 million for the rest of the season. Beckham had several suitors, including the Chiefs, which reportedly offered the 29-year-old a veteran-minimum deal worth around $500,000 for the rest of the 2021 season.

Kansas City hosts the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday in the AFC Championship game. Los Angeles plays the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game. The Chiefs and Rams are both favored to win Sunday and meet in Super Bowl LVI at Sofi Stadium on Feb. 13.

 

 

Beckham has caught 10 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown for the Rams this postseason. Signing him in the offseason, however, could prove to be difficult for Los Angeles.

Cooper Kupp is Los Angeles’ No. 1 receiver, leading the league with 145 catches, 1,947 yards and 16 touchdowns. Robert Woods is signed to a four-year, $65 million contract and was ahead of Beckham on the Rams’ depth chart before suffering a season-ending injury.

Only a handful of teams are projected to have less salary cap space next season than the Rams.

If he joined the Chiefs, Beckham would be the team’s No. 2 wide receiver behind only Tyreek Hill.

Beckham has proven he’s still capable of being a No. 1 receiver and could search for a big payday on a team that’s willing to make him their primary target. Beckham made the Pro Bowl every season from 2014-2016. 

Beckham’s 76.7 receiving yards per game are the ninth-best all time.

Odell Beckham Los Angeles Rams Odell Beckham Jr. #3 of the Los Angeles Rams warms up prior to facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Raymond James Stadium on January 23, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images