De Vante Parker has become a name to be reckoned with in the NFL world. The talented wide receiver was first boxed by the Miami Dolphins in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Before that, he impressed everyone during his college football days in Louisville.
The New England Patriots, looking to strengthen their roster, made a big move on Saturday after reportedly being traded for DeVante Parker. As it turns out, the Patriots nearly signed current Rams star OBJ before bringing Parker on board.
“It would have been ideal to play alongside Tom Brady”: OBJ
According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, New England were keen on adding Odell to their roster when the Browns fired him in November. In fact, Beckham himself shared that he was “very close” to signing with the Patriots.
“I was like, ‘You know, if that was three years ago it would have been ideal because Tom Brady is one of my favorites‘” Beckham said of the possibility of joining the New England Patriots, as reported by Boston.com. “I know I posted a video a long time ago just about Tom’s passion and fire, and there are a number of clips of me doing similar things.”
“And mine gets misconstrued for something else and his is something else and it’s just that I love football so much I’ll hit a water cooler. I care so much about this game. And for a guy, a coach like Bill Belichick, who I’ve admired for years and seen and always said, ‘Man, one day I’m going to play for Bill Belichick,'” he added.
“that he calls me; to be able to just get on the phone and talk about football – I mean it’s like, what more could you ask for? So I was very close to joining the Patriots. That’s one of the teams that was in there‘ he further claimed.
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