Odell Beckham Jr. and Lamar Jackson have been spotted out together, but that does not mean they will be seen together once the 2023 season begins. The Baltimore Ravens’ decision to sign wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is anything but a guarantee Lamar Jackson will suit up for the team this season.
Odell made it clear during his press conference that he did not get any reassurance that Jackson would be the QB for the team by the time the season started.
“Didn’t get any assurance for anything,” the wide receiver told reporters Thursday. “Life’s uncertain. We don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow or the next day.”
However, he added that “my thoughts would be, he would be here” and said, “The goal was to come here and have that possibility of playing with him.”
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The addition of Odell is a positive one considering the wide receiver group of Rashod Bateman, Nelson Agholor, Devin Duvernay, and Tylan Wallace doesn’t exactly inspire much confidence in terms of game-changing pass-catchers. The attention that Odell will receive should make life easier for everybody else on the field.
The team placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on him, which means he can negotiate with other clubs but Baltimore can match any offers he receives. However, not a single team has reached out.
For Odell, he is coming off a torn ACL that forced him to miss the 2022 season. He also was nowhere near the receiver he was early in his career with the New York Giants. However, he showed he had so much left in the tank when he played for the Rams.
The situation involving Jackson and the Ravens remains one of the offseason’s biggest storylines.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.