Von Miller has been extremely forthcoming in his efforts to lure his friend Odell Beckham Jr. to the Bills. Now, however, he lets Beckham do his thing.
The standout linebacker for the Buffalo Bills, who has been vocal about his friend and former Rams teammate possibly joining him in Buffalo, stated why Beckham is in no hurry to make a decision regarding his future.
Miller told The Post, in reference to his deal with Doritos, that “the ball is in Odell’s court.” Whatever Odell desires, he will be able to accomplish. Odell can sign with the Dallas Cowboys if he so chooses. It is a means for him to accomplish his goal. If Odell desires to join with the Buffalo Bills, he can do so… I do not wish to speak on his behalf or anything similar. I believe that Odell has the option to do anything he desires.
“He will resume playing football as soon as he regains his health and is able to do so without discomfort. He must continue to proceed with caution. Furthermore, there is no time limit for this. If he does not make the playoffs during the regular season, he will make it in the postseason. If he fails not make the playoffs, he will sign a free agent contract in the spring. Therefore, there is no rush on it.”
Beckham, who suffered his second ACL rupture in February’s Super Bowl, had visits with the Bills, Giants, and Cowboys earlier this month. Beckham is around 10 months removed from his second ACL injury. The Pro Bowl receiver allegedly did not participate in any workouts, causing Dallas concern.
Following the visit, team owner Jerry Jones informed 105.3 The Fan that he was “not confident” about signing the receiver, despite having lavished Beckham with a highly publicized recruitment drive.
However, Jones appeared to reverse course, telling USA Today Sports on Thursday, “Odell will be joining us.” There is a good probability he will, with the sole purpose of preparing for two postseason games, after which I will consider the future. But most of it pertains to the present.”
Beckham stated during an interview on Prime Video’s “TNF in The Shop” that he “doesn’t see the point” of returning for the regular season one week prior to Jones’ remarks.
Beckham noted at the time, “I’ve played football for many years.” “I’m not saying I couldn’t play in the regular season if called upon, but I don’t see the point. I truly do not. I prefer to play when the pressure is on.”
Monday of last week, the Cowboys signed veteran receiver T.Y. Hilton.
Regarding Buffalo: The AFC East-leading Bills are not ruling out Beckham joining the team after re-signing veteran receiver Cole Beasley last week. Wednesday, general manager Brandon Beane stated, “We have not shut any doors. We had a pleasant time with him… However, we’re going to move forward with the players we currently have.”
The Giants have not yet indicated their position on a potential Beckham reunion. In addition, they have yet to make a move at receiver.
Miller, who has been friends with Beckham for eight years, ultimately wants him to be happy.
“Now that I am Odell Beckham’s brother, rather than his recruiter, I want him to be happy,” Miller told The Post. “I desire for him to be at peace. These are a few of the things I own, and I hope the same for everyone.”
Miller may also be described as “happy” despite his current circumstances. The 33-year-old pass rusher is out for the duration of the season after undergoing surgery on his right knee to repair a ruptured ACL on December 6. Miller was injured in the second quarter of the Bills’ victory over the Lions on Thanksgiving.
However, there are reasons why Miller is optimistic despite his injury.
“I feel terrific,” Miller remarked. “I am surrounded by wonderful individuals and a strong support system. I believe, you know, that I am in a beautiful mental state. I have a 16-month-old boy, and another son is due to arrive in February. Therefore, I am ecstatic and have few problems.”
Miller is committed to having a positive influence in the locker room and around the company as he continues his recovery.
Miller stated on his injury, “The facts will always be facts and the realities will always be reality.” “However, I believe your attitude toward the facts is more significant than the facts themselves. I have been here for six years. I had numerous opportunities to win the Super Bowl. I have several opportunities to return, and I will be the most dedicated supporter I can be for this organization.
Miller, who signed a six-year, $120 million contract in the summer after winning the Super Bowl with the Rams in February, stated: “…They brought me in here to help young guys and really try to develop a championship attitude with the Buffalo Bills.”
Miller plans to spend his free time during rehabilitation with Beane, whom he likened to as “the James Bond” of NFL general managers. The linebacker has expressed his intention to become a general manager in the future.
Miller stated, “I now have more time to sit down with him and discuss what it takes to be a great general manager like him, as well as to ask him more in-depth questions.”
Miller is also thrilled to be collaborating with Doritos on their #NameThatTriangle social media campaign, which is inspired by his famous triangle hairstyle, which he debuted in September before a game against the Rams.
For a chance to win two tickets to Super Bowl LVII, people with a haircut inspired by a triangle can submit a photo or video of their hairstyle, along with a proposed name, on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #NameThatTriangle and #Entry.