It feels like L.A.'s No. 23 overall pick in the draft has a huge 'for sale' sign on it if the return is a great veteran player. Beckham is the crème de la crème.
It would take a lot to pair OBJ and the Rams. First, L.A. would need to bowl over the Giants with an offer. Then New York would have to admit they're in full-on rebuild mode and don't want to pay Beckham for the long-term. Then the Rams would have to decide whether to give the mercurial but uber-talented receiver a massive contract extension.
The one thing that wouldn't be a roadblock in the Beckham-to-L.A. fantasy: how he'd fit in the offense.
"If we had him, man, it would be awesome. I'd be happy, [Jared] Goff will be happy, coach [Sean] McVay will be happy, [owner Stan] Kroenke, the whole team would be."
A generational talent who carried a decrepit offense the last several years? I think every team could make room for that. In L.A., Beckham would morph the NFL's highest-scoring offense into a hazardous pick-your-poison operation that would make defensive coordinators weep during film sessions.
This is all hypothetical, of course.
Gurley was asked whether Beckham personally expressed interest in joining L.A.
"Hmm, I don't want to say all that," he said with a smile, per The Times. "That's my boy."
Unless sides pull the trigger on a massive, landscape-changing deal, that's all Beckham and Gurley will be: boys, not teammates.