Odell Beckham Jr. has reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Rams. The deal was finalized today sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
What does this mean for the Rams? The team has been acquiring big name after big-name players since the move to LA. From Jalen Ramsey during the 2019 season to trading Jared Goff and three draft picks(two of them first-round) for Matthew Stafford, it’s almost like Los Angeles is the city of famous players ironically.
Beckham is coming off a minor shoulder injury in Week 6 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. It was a Grade 3 sprain of the AC joint in his right shoulder as he left the game but he did return later. But there is no cause for alarm as Stafford now has a new deep threat with the departure of Desean Jackson, who was released and later signed with the Las Vegas Raiders. The Rams QB is currently ninth in the NFL at attempting deep passes at a rate of 56-percent accuracy.
Some might say OBJ has lost his step since he was traded to the Browns in March of 2019, with his three years stats at Cleveland looking like his single-season stats in New York; 114 catches, 1,586 yards, and seven touchdowns. Looking at this fans might think, “Is he the same OBJ we saw with the Giants just five years ago”? That’s what Patriots fans asked when they found out New England trade for Randy Moss back in 2007.
Moss had broken rookie records and had a stellar first couple of years in Minnesota until the team wanted to move in a different direction. That’s when he went to Oakland and had not produced as well as most thought before going to New England and his career, was revived. Now the Rams hope to see the same Odell that was in New York, but will they? Only time will tell. It looks to be headed in that direction as both players’ stats with their second teams are scarily similar. Randy Moss in 29 games: 219 targets, 102 receptions, 1,558 yards, 11 touchdowns. Odell Bechakm Jr. in 29 games: 210 targets, 114 targets, 1,586 yards, seven touchdowns.
The Rams remaining schedule is: at 49ers on Monday Night Football, Bye week, at Green Bay, home against Jacksonville, at Cardinals, home against Seahawks, at Vikings, at Ravens, home against 49ers. They are currently 7-2 and are currently 1-1 in the division.
Will we see Odell Bechkam Jr. return to the OBJ we know?