The Saints appear busy planning HoCo 2022, adding former LSU stars in Landry and safety Tyrann Mathieu in free agency.
But is it possible the feels could continue?
If Landry has any say, then yes.
That’s because Landry is recruiting yet another Tigers and Browns running mate: Odell Beckham, Jr.
— Jarvis Juice Landry (@God_Son80) May 16, 2022
Beckham is currently a free agent.
In college, he and Landry lined up together for the LSU Tigers in 2012 and 2013.
Beckham most recently suited up for the Los Angeles Rams, featuring extensively in their late-season Super Bowl run before going down in the finale with an ACL tear.
Prior to joining the Rams, Beckham was involved in a much-publicized move from the Browns.
Back in November 2021, the Browns waived Beckham, following a tweet from his father criticizing the Browns’ use of Beckham on offense.
But when Beckham was traded to Cleveland back in 2019, he, along with Landry, were expected to finally vault the Browns out of football purgatory.
Instead, it was mostly a mixed bag; in 2019, the Browns went 6-10.
The following season, the team improved t0 11-5, earning a playoff appearance.
Cleveland wasn’t the first time that Landry and Beckham suited up for the same team.
The Landry-Beckham backfield formed a potent tandem in college.
In each’s third and final season with LSU, the pair each tallied over 1,000 receiving yards–Beckham hauled in 1,152 and Landry totaled 1,193.
The two combined for 20 scores, with 10 from Landry and 10 from Beckham (eight receiving and two returning).
That year, 2013, Beckham was given the Paul Hornung Award, which goes to college football’s most versatile athlete.
Both players were All-Southeastern Conference players, as well.
So yeah, they’ve had some success in the Bayou.
The Saints are going full LSU this year. I bet they sign Odell and Kwon by the end of the month. https://t.co/7tVn6OIAEA
— Brett Kollmann (@BrettKollmann) May 13, 2022
Adding Beckham to the Saints would certainly strengthen an already strong receiving corps.
Why not add a former 1,000-yard receiver and Super Bowl champ to the locker room?
Unfortunately, there’s some speculation as to how much time Beckham will miss this season.
As noted, he tore his ACL in the Super Bowl.
Granted, there’s some optimism that he won’t miss too much time, with some reports pegging his return as early as November.
Joining a Saints squad with receiver depth would certainly alleviate pressure for a premature Beckham return.
But can the Saints pull off the move?
Currently, the team has about $12 million in cap room, but after offseason moves for Landry, Mathieu, and others, the team is projected to be some $19 million over the cap, per Spotrac.