The Buffalo Bills have clearly caught the eye of Odell Beckham Jr. this season.
The three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver dropped hints he’d be interested in joining the Bills once he fully recovers from a cruciate ligament rupture, and on Monday he shared some love with two Bills stars – Edge Rusher and former teammate Von Miller and receiver Stefan Diggs. The Bills won their second straight blowout and smashed the Tennessee Titans 41-7 on Monday Night Football, and many fans were intrigued by the idea of adding Beckham to an offensive powerhouse.
After tearing apart Beckham’s former Los Angeles Rams in the season opener, the Bills picked up right where they left off at Monday Night Football Showdown with the Titans. After the Titans tied the game 7-7 with five minutes left in the first quarter, the Bills blasted the doors with 34 unanswered points.
Receiver Stefon Diggs had a career night, making 12 catches for 148 yards and a career-best three touchdowns. Beckham noticed this and tweeted praise for Diggs during the game.
“Hat trick !” he tweeted after Diggs’ third touchdown, the Bills went 34-7.
Beckham later shared praise for Miller,
“I don’t think you guys really understand how googling works @VonMiller is…. On and off the field!!!!” he tweeted.
The news caught the attention of Bills fans, many of whom were excited by the idea of Beckham joining Buffalo later in the season once he completes his rehab.
It’s not just the Bills’ fans trying to lure Beckham to Buffalo. Several Bills players have talked about what he could add to the team, although none have been more active in recruiting Beckham than Miller. The All-Pro edge rusher made overtures to Beckham all summer and said in August he would welcome a reunion with his former Rams teammate.
“Odell’s one of my good buddies … we go back six, seven years,” Miller continued in an appearance The Pat McAfee Show.
“The door is open for him to come to the Bills. … His coming here would really be the icing on the cake and would really surpass us,” Miller added.
Bill’s quarterback Josh Allen joined Miller to pitch Beckham after the season-opening win. Speaking to reporters after the game, Miller recalled Beckham saying he would line up with the winner of the Bills-Rams matchup.
“I mean, he said whoever won that game, that’s where he was going,” Miller said on CBS Sports. “Behind every joke there is truth. We just have to see. He was a big part of our success last year (in Los Angeles). If he recovers I’m sure a lot of teams will want him.
“I mean we’ll have to wait and see. I think we did everything we could to get him. We have to wait until he gets well. We have a great squad here. I think Josh (Allen) would like a different gun. That’s just another guy we can get the ball to.
Sitting next to Miller on the podium, Allen shared a smile and commended Miller’s recruiting efforts, calling him “GM Von.”