Ravens signing OBJ

After losing last season recovering from a torn ACL, Odell Beckham Jr. has a new home for next year

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By the end of last month, we brought here one piece of news discussing the future of Odell Beckham Jr.. Now we have the answer. The Baltimore Ravens are signing OBJ on a one-year, $18 million deal. He will receive $1.16 million in salary, $13.83 million in signing bonus and up to $3 million in incentives until the end of the year.

It was a common belief that the New York Jets would be the most probable landing spot for OBJ. The receiver even met with Jets’ head coach Robert Saleh and general manager Joe Douglas during the NFL Owner’s meeting in March last week.

But he ended up going to the second most probable team, the Baltimore Ravens. At the point of OBJ’s meeting with the Jets representatives, the Ravens were reportedly one of the only teams to actually make a proposal to the player. And now, if Aaron Rodgers ends up signing with the Jets, he won’t have one of his “wish list” players anymore.

OBJ, 30, had a meeting scheduled with the New York Jets this week but the Ravens acted quicker. He also met with the Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, and New York Giants this offseason. Now he is arriving in Baltimore, will Lamar Jackson stay? At least on his social media, the “so-far-Ravens-QB” seems excited about the possibility to play with Odell.

Odell Beckham Jr.

Drafted in the first round of the 2014 Draft, by the New York Giants, coming from LSU, with the no. 12 overall pick, OBJ quickly rose as one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. With great routes, amazing catches and unbelievable touchdowns, he also became a popstar in the league.

But after five years in New York, he moved to Cleveland, to play for the Browns alongside his old college teammate and also star WR, Jarvis Landry. His two-and-a-half seasons there were not as good as his time in NY, so he was traded away in the middle of the 2021 season to the Los Angeles Rams. In LA he won the Super Bowl LVI that year.

After missing the entire 2022 season due to a torn ACL in the mentioned Super Bowl game, he is ready to get back to the field. So far in his career, he has played 96 games in eight seasons. He totals 531 catches in 883 targets, 7,367 yards and 56 touchdowns. By far, his most iconic play is the TD catch versus the Cowboys, in 2014, his rookie season.

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