Latest Odell Beckham Jr. update is something we should have seen coming

Odell Beckham Jr., NY Giants. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)
Odell Beckham Jr., NY Giants. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images) /

For all of you out there who had grabbed your NY Giants No. 13 jerseys, ready to rock it for the end of the season, go ahead and put it back in the bottom drawer for now. That’s because as much as we were hoping to see Odell Beckham Jr. back on the field at MetLife Stadium at some point this season, it’s looking like that won’t be going down.

Matter of fact, there’s a chance we don’t see Beckham play at all this campaign period. According to NFL insider Jeremy Fowler, his sources are telling him that OBJ is thinking about just saying deuces to this season and he might end up focusing on 2023 instead.

NY Giants target Odell Beckham Jr. may not be back until 2023

While this doesn’t eliminate the Giants from contention, it’s surely not going to help their chances of bringing Beckham home. With OBJ expected to be a prime target in free agency come March, there’s likely going to be more teams other than NY, Buffalo, Dallas and Kansas City who will try to sign him.

Over the past month, Beckham took visits to East Rutherford, Dallas and Buffalo. Since then, however, the Cowboys have signed T.Y. Hilton and the Bills pulled the surprising move in bringing Cole Beasley out of retirement. Meanwhile on Wednesday, the Giants signed wideout Jaydon Mickens to the practice squad.

If Beckham indeed wants to wait until March or so to figure out his future, then we can’t really blame him. He’s still recovering from his torn ACL, and rushing back into action too soon could set him back quite a bit.

As much as we’d like to see Beckham making plays for Daniel Jones and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka in January, it may be best for him to just wait things out. That sucks to think about, but it’s looking like this is where Beckham’s heart is leading him.