3 free agent wide receivers connected to Chicago Bears coaching staff
2. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LA Rams
The New York Giants hire Tyke Tolbert to be their wide receivers coach back in 2018. While Beckham was only with Tolbert for one season, there were rumors that the Giants hired him specifically to try to keep Odell Beckham in New York.
We know that Beckham did not leave because of Tolbert, and Tolbert was honest that he enjoyed the one season he got to work with the superstar. That is because the two have had a relationship long before 2018.
Tolbert is an LSU alum, and just so happened to play on a Tigers team that featured Odell Beckham Sr. Tolbert is a family friend of the Beckham family and has known OBJ since he was just a baby.
This will not guarantee that Beckham comes to Chicago, but it certainly gives Beckham some stability to look to. Beckham will have to rehab an ACL and that will hurt his market, but he could see working with a family friend, and being a reason that Justin Fields stepped his game up as a reason to come to Chicago. If the Bears give him strong protection in his contract and work with him through his injury, it could make Beckham an easy candidate to end up in Chicago.