What did NFL free agent Odell Beckham Jr. say about the Los Angeles Rams offer?
Is he simply trying to pressure the franchise into taking him back or is it an indrect way of saying, “we’re done here?”
The Super Bowl champion is well aware of his worth and when taking a look at his recent movements and tweets, it’s safe to say he doesn’t intend to accept a penny less than what it is.
Odell Beckham Jr is working the NFL market
2022 has been quite a year for Odell Beckham Jr. The Los Angeles Rams wide receiver, who is now a free agent scored a touchdown in the Super Bowl which he won with his team, he welcomed a son, he rehabbed a torn ACL – suffered in the big game - and most recently has been taking a highly publicized free agency tour, of some of the NFL’s best teams. To be clear, OBJ can’t join any team until he’s fully recovered and fit enough to pass a physical, though it’s worth mentioning that he’s stated that he’ll be back in November.
On the other hand, that hasn’t stopped the prolific wideout from shortlisting his favored destinations, should he leave LA. Indeed, it was just a week ago when Beckham had an interesting twitter exchange with ESPN analyst Marcus Spears, in which he named the Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens as teams he’d like to play for if he doesn’t return to the Rams. Since then, he’s been the ‘guest’ of a handful of teams and was even spotted at Buffalo’s airport on Wednesday.
OBJ vs the Rams & Sean McVay’s love
Curiously, OBJ’s appearance in Buffalo didn’t go unnoticed. In response to him being spotted, a Bills fan tweeted that the team didn’t need him. It wasn’t long, before the wideout responded with a tweet of his own, which read “LA did last year.” The exchange didn’t stop there either, as OBJ went on to tweet responses to other fans, explaining the present situation between him and the Rams. “LA knows where I wanted to be...but they didn’t offer me...anything!” Doubling down on the situation, he later tweeted about LA’s offer specifically, calling it “the lowest of low offers.”
Though it would be logical to assume that the Rams themselves wouldn’t have been too pleased with OBJ’s tweets, head coach Sean McVay took an unexpected route when addressing the tweets during a post-practice press conference. McVay disclosed, that the low offer was “not the last one (offer) that will come from us,” before adding that “He knows how we feel about him. We’ve got a little bit of time, but love Odell. Nothing but good things coming from me.”
Social media is Odell Beckham Jr’s favorite weapon
If you’ve been following OBJ in recent times, you’ve probably noticed a trend. To be quite frank, the wide receiver has made a habit of utilizing social media to bring about the changes he wanted to see. Who could forget, the manner in which he orchestrated an exit from the Cleveland Browns, after his father openly criticized then Browns QB Baker Mayfield, for not targeting his son enough? In the end, Beckham got his move and Mayfield was eventually moved on as well. This is all to say, we’ve seen this before. Last time, the Rams fought their way to the top of the list and eventually got their man. Will we see the same once again?