Von Miller Is Already Trying to Destroy the Rams’ Super Bowl Hopes Before Even Taking His 1st Defensive Snap

Article Highlights:

  • Los Angeles Rams linebacker Von Miller wants his new team to acquire Odell Beckham Jr.
  • The Cleveland Browns are officially expected to part ways with Beckham next week
  • The Rams need to ignore Miller and stay far away from the former Pro Bowl receiver

Outside of the money his former Denver Broncos teammates allegedly owe him, Von Miller must be feeling pretty good about life right now. He’s escaped one of the NFL’s more mediocre franchises and joined the Los Angeles Rams, a rising NFC powerhouse and a legitimate Super Bowl contender.

Miller, the Super Bowl 50 MVP, isn’t wasting time in trying to make an impact and help his new team. With that said, the Rams are far better off trusting the Texas A&M’s on-field skills rather than his scouting instincts … or lack thereof.

Von Miller is already recruiting Odell Beckham Jr. to the Los Angeles Rams

Although the Rams’ trade-heavy mentality has its detractors, the reality is that general manager Les Snead’s philosophy has kept the Rams relevant and in the playoff hunt. The Rams have made the postseason three times since the start of the 2017 season and have an excellent chance at winning the NFC West for the first time since 2018.

Miller, who the Rams acquired for a second-round pick and third-round selection in the 2022 NFL Draft, has another bold idea in mind — and this is all before he’s even played his first game in Los Angeles. In wishing soon-to-be-ex-Cleveland Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. a happy birthday on Instagram, the eight-time Pro Bowler publicly recruited the Madden NFL 16 cover athlete to Los Angeles.

“Come to the Rams so we can chase this ring together,” Miller wrote.

In the museum of bad ideas, there goes the Mona Lisa.

The Rams can kiss their Super Bowl hopes goodbye if they sign Beckham

We understand Miller wants to play with his friend and win a Super Bowl ring together. Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski did it in Tampa Bay and, on the basketball side, James Harden and Kevin Durant are trying to do the same with the Brooklyn Nets. 

The Rams have no reason to bring Beckham into the mix when he hits the waiver wire on Monday, Nov. 8. This isn’t 2016 when he was among the game’s most electric receivers. At this stage in his career, he’s a temperamental receiver living off past glory.

On the one hand, it is easy to blame Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield for the LSU product’s lack of production. But, save for an explosive performance against the Dallas Cowboys in October 2020, Beckham had been trending downward since joining the Browns in 2019. He’s still trying to be the No. 1 playmaker instead of being a piece in a championship contender.

Why would the Rams want to bring Beckham aboard? The Browns needed to move on in part because the former Pro Bowler’s father posted a video of Mayfield not throwing to Beckham Jr. What’s going to happen if Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford keeps primarily throwing to Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods?

If this was in the Jared Goff era, there’d be a far different conversation to have right now. But if the Rams are serious about winning a Super Bowl this year, and by all indications, they are, then Beckham isn’t the answer. Not in the slightest.

Van Jefferson’s recent emergence should also help keep Beckham far away

In theory, one would think the Rams need to pounce on creating a receiving trio featuring Beckham, Kupp, and Woods. The problem, though, is they already have the Third Musketeer in second-year wideout Van Jefferson.

The Florida product has 24 catches, 392 yards, and three touchdowns in eight starts this year. He’s hauled in 61.3% of his targets and is averaging 16.3 yards per reception. Jefferson is not the type of player whose snaps you want to limit, even if it means bringing Beckham into the mix.

The Rams already gave up on one toxic personality in DeSean Jackson, who saw fewer snaps than he expected in part because of Jefferson’s emergence. This isn’t an instance where the Rams want to repeat history and bring in another older player who doesn’t fit what this team needs.

Sorry, Von, but you’ll probably have to do without Beckham. Trust us when we say you’ll feel much better in three months.

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