The Los Angeles Rams are looking to re-sign Odell Beckham Jr. this offseason

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The Los Angeles Rams signed Odell Beckham Jr. in November in hopes he could rediscover some of the form that has made him one of the NFL’s top wide receivers for years. A few months later, Los Angeles doesn’t even want to think about a future without OBJ on the field.

After his release from the Cleveland Browns, many assumed Beckham would sign with the Green Bay Packers. But location and contract incentives led him to Los Angeles, a decision that proved timely as Robert Woods tore his cruciate ligament hours later.

  • Odell Beckham Jr. (Los Angeles Rams) Stats: 27 receptions, 305 receiving yards, 5 touchdowns, 11.3 ypc

Even right after signing Beckham Jr. to a deal for the rest of the season, the Rams wanted more. Although it was only a short-term deal, both sides were interested in a long-term pact. Unsurprisingly, that feeling lingers as Los Angeles makes the playoffs.

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Sean McVay told The Athletic’s Jourdan Rodrigue that the Rams want Beckham Jr. to be part of the team’s future and praised the Pro Bowl wide receiver for being a great teammate since his arrival.

Expectations in the league weren’t particularly high after the signing. In his last 13 games with Cleveland, dating back to the 2020 season, Beckham Jr. finished with 531 receiving yards and three touchdowns on 76 goals. Many wondered if he would ever return to his form as the #2 caliber receiver.

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After settling into the Rams offense and earning Matthew Stafford’s trust, Beckham Jr. displayed many of the elite physical traits that made him one of the best pass catchers in the NFL. Los Angeles is putting him more and more on offense and after a great performance in the playoffs it’s obvious that OBJ remains a hitter.

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There are other factors that will go in Beckham’s favor. Chris Godwin and Michael Gallup, two of this offseason’s top free-agent receivers, will recover from ACL tears they sustained late in the season. Meanwhile, Allen Robinson has had one of the worst seasons of his career.

With many teams in need of playmakers, there will be no shortage of teams interested in Odell Beckham Jr. With the NFL salary cap soaring next season and approaching $209 million, OBJ should land a multi-year contract worth at least $15 million per season. Price might be the only reason he’s leaving the Rams.

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