If Odell Beckham Jr. hadn’t gotten injured in the Super Bowl, there is no question he would be signed to a team right now. The free-agent wide receiver, who completed a one-year deal with the Rams in 2021 after being released by the Browns, is recovering from an ACL injury he sustained in the team’s Super Bowl win against the Bengals.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says the “most likely scenario” for the three-time Pro Bowler is a return to the Rams next season.
“I don’t think it is a slam dunk that he goes back to the Rams but they certainly seem like the leader in the clubhouse,” Rapoport said. “He liked it there. I know he liked L.A. I know that they know more about his medical than any other team… Other teams are interested but that to me seems like the most likely scenario.”
Odell started the 2021 season with the Cleveland Browns, but his father dropped a mixtape of bad plays from Baker Mayfield and he ultimately got released after six games. He finished the year with the Rams, making 27 receptions for 305 yards and five touchdowns in the regular season before adding another 21 receptions for 288 yards and two touchdowns en route to winning the Super Bowl.
Rams general manager Les Snead remains consistent in wanting Beckham in Los Angeles next season, saying “he’s someone that we definitely want back.”
“When Odell is ready to play, we’d appreciate him being part of [the Rams],” Snead said.
His ACL injury will cause him to miss at least part of the 2022 season, lowering his value for whichever team ends up signing him.
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