Odell Beckham Jr.

The crop of free agent wide receivers is thin in 2023, but there’s a good chance the Minnesota Vikings will need to add one if they cut bait with Adam Thielen.

David Kenyon of Bleacher Report recently took a deep dive into the options on the market as free agency is set to begin on March 15. Kenyon named the Vikings among the top three candidates for his top available pass catcher Odell Beckham Jr., who missed the entirety of last season after tearing his ACL in the preceding Super Bowl.

“The final choice may be a slight surprise, given that the Minnesota Vikings’ financial outlook is tight. However, they might wind up releasing a handful of big-name players for cap reasons, including veteran wideout Adam Thielen,” Kenyon wrote on March 3. “Minnesota could pair [Beckham] with friend and fellow LSU product Justin Jefferson.”

The other two teams Kenyon mentioned as legitimate suitors for Beckham were the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants.

Vikings Had Interest in Signing WR Odell Beckham Jr. Last Season

GettyWide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., formerly of the Los Angeles Rams, looks on from the sidelines during Super Bowl LVI against the Cincinnati Bengals at SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

This isn’t the first time that Beckham has been floated as an option for Minnesota. The Vikings considered Beckham as an option last year as they prepped for a playoff push that was ultimately cut short in the postseason’s opening weekend.

Armando Salguero of OutKick reported in October that the Vikings held internal discussions about adding Beckham to the mix. However, it was also noted that Minnesota was apprehensive considering Beckham’s injury status. Ultimately, the Vikings chose not to pursue Beckham and instead traded for tight end T.J. Hockenson in what proved to be a successful effort to improve their passing attack.

Beckham, meanwhile, never landed anywhere due to complications with his rehabilitation and missed the entire regular season as well as the playoffs.

Odell Beckham Jr. Cheaper Option Than Adam Thielen For Vikings

GettyWide receivers Justin Jefferson (left) and Adam Thielen (right) of the Minnesota Vikings run onto the field during player introductions before a …read more

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