If you ask former NFL signal caller Chris Simms, ​Odell Beckham Jr. was close to being a New England Patriot last season. The Bleacher Report NFL analyst took to Pro Football Talk to report the New York Giants were close to trading the three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver and the Pats were aggressively pursuing him.

Despite New England's eventual Super Bowl LIII win, many saw quarterback Tom Brady's 2018 as a "down year" after his MVP campaign the previous season. 

Brady thew for over 4,000 yards and 29 touchdowns to 11 interceptions this past season, and many thought the downtick in his production could be attributed to his lack of weapons, which is why the team traded for Josh Gordon.

Beckham Jr. has been linked to the Pats of late, especially after his recent comment on Tom Brady's ​Instagram post in which he said, "Love u brother."

It seems like forever ago since Brady was tossing the ball up to a bonafide No. 1 receiver like Randy Moss. TB12 to OBJ? That'd be a scary sight.