On Sunday night, it was officially announced that Odell Beckham Jr. had signed a one-year deal with a potential worth of $18 million (£14.5m). The three-time Pro Bowl receiver had missed the entire 2022 NFL season after tearing his ACL during the Super Bowl LVI game.
According to ESPN, the Baltimore Ravens had met with Beckham Jr. during the NFL Annual League Meeting in Phoenix last week and had offered him a deal. However, it seems that Beckham Jr. ultimately chose to sign with a different team.
Despite his injury and the time he has spent away from the NFL, Beckham Jr. remains a highly sought-after talent, and his touchdown catch in the Super Bowl LVI game helped the Los Angeles Rams secure the Lombardi Trophy. It will be exciting to see what he can bring to his new team in the upcoming NFL season.
It’s clear that the Ravens are putting a lot of effort into re-establishing a strong relationship with their star quarterback, Lamar Jackson, and bringing in a player of Odell Beckham Jr.’s caliber can only help with that. Despite being 30 years old and having undergone ACL surgery over a year ago, Beckham Jr. has proven to be a game-changing talent when he’s at his best. Pairing him with a quarterback as skilled as Jackson has the potential to be a formidable combination.
According to Adam Schefter, the deal includes $15 million in guaranteed money, which was a major factor in Beckham Jr.’s decision to sign. This level of financial security is something that the wide receiver likely values highly at this stage in his career. It will be interesting to see how the Ravens utilize Beckham Jr.’s talents and how he fits into their game plan for the upcoming season.