How did signing him ever make sense?

How on earth were they going to be able to do this?

On March 31, ESPN reported that the Jets are “the most likely landing spot” for WR Odell Beckham.


How the heck were the Jets, who are tight against the cap, and are likely going to be adding Aaron Rodgers large contract soon, and are talking to Quinnen Williams’ agent about a lucrative long-term deal, going to sign Beckham, who wanted $15 million this year?

Why the heck would the Jets spend that kind of money on Beckham, when they already paid receiver Allen Lazard big bucks in free agency, signed speedster Mecole Hardman and have their #1 receiver in place with rising star Garrett Wilson? They also have veteran Corey Davis.

“Lazard and Davis [are] two very big receivers who can provide a lot in terms of the run game and getting those big-body, big-boy routes and those hard, over-the-middle concept, “Robert Saleh said at the NFL owner’s meeting. “And you’ve got Hardman, who just has blazing speed. Garrett obviously, coming back.”

Yes, the Jets clearly had some interest in Beckham, but probably for nowhere near $15 million guaranteed for one season.

And Beckham clearly knew that, because he was slated to visit the Jets on Monday, but signed with the Ravens on Sunday for a deal with $15 million guaranteed.

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