Bill Belichick respects Odell Beckham Jr.
So how close was the Rams receiver to signing with Belichick’s Patriots?
“Very. Very, very, very,” Beckham said Monday.
Belichick called Beckham after the Browns released the star player Nov. 6. The Patriots didn’t have much cap space, but they had big interest in Beckham. So a week after his release, Beckham signed with the Rams, with Beckham explaining Los Angeles was “Calling me.”
“To be able to just sit down on the phone with him and talk football, it was like what more could you ask for? So I was very close,” Beckham said.