The Atlanta Falcons currently lack even one receiver that they can pencil in to count on for next season. Calvin Ridley is still on the roster but his health and wellbeing should be put first, whether that includes a reunion with the Falcons, a fresh start, or stepping away from the game remains to be seen.
What is known for sure is the fact that the Falcons must find a number one option at the position in the draft or free agency. Super Bowl Champion Odell Beckham Jr. is the best fit for Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons.
Despite the painful non-contact injury that ended Beckham’s Super Bowl early he remained on the sideline engaged showing the teammate and person that he is. With his emotions spilling over as Donald secured the Super Bowl win for the Rams Odell was seen in tears, a moment you couldn’t help but love for a player who has been through a lot throughout his career.
Getting Odell to leave the Rams won’t be easy but the Atlanta Falcons must try to acquire the receiver that is the best fit for Matt Ryan
When Matt Ryan has been at his best he has had White or Julio Jones to force-feed the ball when he had to and let his guys make plays. Ryan will not hesitate to force his best player the ball something that we saw down the stretch this season with Russell Gage.
If Ryan is willing to throw the ball to Gage as much as he did in the last half of the season how often would Odell be involved in Atlanta? Beckham making the jump from the west coast to Atlanta is a long shot, but it is a move Atlanta must try to make.
Beckham brings the size and speed that the Atlanta receiving group lacks and would step in and be Atlanta’s star player from day one. Now that he is a champion the one thing Odell has left is to prove he can still put up the eye-popping numbers he did with the New York Giants early on in his career.
The Rams already have their number one receiver if Odell does stay with the Rams it will be in pursuit of another ring. If, however, Beckham wants to be a number one option in a good offense Atlanta will become an option. One that makes sense for both sides and would fix a lot of problems for a rebuilding Atlanta roster.