Cris Carter outlines two teams Odell Beckham Jr. could play for next year if he’s not a Giant

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In his discussion with Nick Wright and Jenna Wolfe surrounding the ever-evolving Odell Beckham Jr. saga, Cris Carter outlines where the embattled superstar might land next year if he's traded from the New York Giants.

- It becomes hard because you have to think about which team-- because you can't think about trading Odell without the price tag that will come with it. And that will be either a three-year around $58 to $60 million up to a five-year, which $100 million.

NICK WRIGHT: $90 million to $100 million.

CRIS CARTER: Yes. And plenty of it guaranteed. So you have the think, where can a player that's going to be able to demand that type of contract, where could he land? And I'm racking my brain, racking my brain, because I really would like to be realistic.

Adam Schefter, if he says it, OK, if he says it's going to rain, it's probably going to be some sprinkles. Now, it might not be thunderstorms, but have an umbrella when you go outside. I know that from working with him. His sources are real. I'm going to say the Jacksonville Jaguars. And this is the reason why. They've got a guy running their football operation in Tom Coughlin. Didn't he draft him?



- Hm.


- Didn't Tom kind of get criticized for potentially maybe not managing the right way?

NICK WRIGHT: Letting him kind of just be him.

- Now, they're playing Blake Bortles, a reasonable contract. But with the personalities they have on that team, most of them being on defense, Odell Beckham in Jacksonville? If Jacksonville wants to take a stronghold and send a message to New England, man, add OBJ to that mix. You'd be shocked at how good Blake Bortles would get. Like, based on, Nick, the way-- he's not going play worse than Eli Manning's been playing.


- You know, so that, I believe, is a realistic place based on Tom Coughlin. I'm sure he would love to be able to land an OBJ. And the Jacksonville fans, now, they would have realistic expectations for a Super Bowl for the next five years.

- All right, so there are some teams from as far as teams that have the trade capital. The Colts. They've got those extra picks from trading with the Jets. They're also sixth pick in the draft, and they cap space. The Colts are interesting. The Packers don't have a surplus of picks. They don't have a surplus of cap space.

But man, oh, man, it'd be fun to watch him with Aaron Rodgers. Like, that's one that jumps out to me. 49ers, if they're trying to supercharge this thing-- now, they just gave Jimmy G all that money. But they do have the ninth pick of the draft. They have some draft capital.

CRIS CARTER: And they need a wide receiver.

- They need a wide receiver badly. But I'm going to go to a team that I understand culture-wise, cap-wise, all these reasons, why people are going to say it's unlikely. I just want to know what it would look like if it happened because there's a team that, all of a sudden, has got a couple of first round picks, a team that, all of a sudden-- well, not all of a sudden-- but is a Super Bowl contender every year. That team's the New England Patriots.

And it's a team that, by the way, has at least one history of trading for a superstar wide receiver and lighting the damn world on fire when they traded for Randy Moss. Now, they didn't give up two firsts for Randy. They gave up, I think, a third, a potential third for Randy.

Forget whether or not you think it's likely. What would it look like? When you talk about Odell's releases, when you talk about how smart of a football player he is, and you think about the offense they run in New England, what would Odell Beckham look like for a team that right now, all of a sudden, needs a number one receiver in New England?

- As Jenna would say, it'd be Christmas on their face.


- I mean, with Josh McDaniels, I mean, the offense he designs, opposite of Gronk. Like, we're still keeping Gronk there, too?


- I mean, 2007 was when they had that magical season, right?


- It would be like 2007, but they would be able to throw the ball deep. They didn't have a great short-passing attack in 2007 because Randy Moss is not the short and intermediate receiver. And he is not the route runner. And he is not the run after the catch that OBJ is. And Randy Moss is a first-ballot Hall of Famer.

But in those intermediate areas, in that release off the line of scrimmage, OBJ is a better football player. And they would maximize that. Like, in those throw-- those quick throwing that Tom Brady likes to do, get the ball out of his hand so guys can run with it, now, Tom Brady is not throwing to the best athletes in the world.


- Now, OBJ is one of the best athletes in the world. If you marry those two up, you're talking about success. Like Antonio Brown in Pittsburgh. You would see him getting the ball 8 to 10 times a game and throwing it sideways to him, quick slants to him, and also taking advantage of him down the field.