Did Travis Kelce just hint that the Chiefs are signing OBJ?

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. (Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports)
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. (Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports) /

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce restructured his contract presumably to open up cap space for a new addition. Could it be Odell Beckham Jr.?

The further along the 2022 NFL season gets, the more speculation circles around Odell Beckham Jr. grows.

The wide receiver, who is coming off an ACL tear during the Rams Super Bowl victory, is a free agent and is expected to sign somewhere by the end of the season once his knee is right.

Could that place be Kansas City?


Tight end Travis Kelce just fed the rumor that the Chiefs could sign OBJ while talking with his brother, Jason Kelce, on The New Heights podcast.

Did the Chiefs restructure Travis Kelce’s contract to clear space for OBJ?

Kelce confirmed that he has restructured his deal with the Chiefs. Even he assumes the restructure is likely to clear space for someone to be signed. Jason openly threw out Beckham’s name.

“I want [the rumors] to come true,” Kelce said, though he hasn’t heard anything to back up that speculation.

FanSided’s Matt Verderame reported that Kansas City is “monitoring the situation with Odell Beckham but nothing is imminent.”

So the Chiefs could be getting ready to make a push for OBJ by restructuring Kelce but it’s certainly not a done deal at this point.

Kansas City traded leading receiver Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins this offseason. They brought in JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling to help fill the hole but the receiving corps could still use some of the star power and play-making ability that OBJ brings to the table.

Beckham Jr. proved in Los Angeles he could be a key piece in a Super Bowl-winning offense. However, that knee injury would make signing him somewhat of a risk. We’ll have to see what the Chiefs do.

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