Some NFL teams are reportedly concerned about Odell Beckham Jr.’s health status as the veteran wideout continues to mull over his options.
The 30-year-old wideout is a free agent and can sign with any team. Beckham hasn’t played yet this season as he continues to recover from surgery on a torn ACL that he suffered in the Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl 56 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
According to a report from Ralph Vacchiano of FOX Sports, some teams are concerned about Beckham’s health, and there’s some “doubt” if he’ll be a factor over the remainder of the 2022 season:
“There is “considerable doubt” around the league about just how healthy Beckham is, one NFC executive said, and whether he’ll really be able to contribute much this season. And that’s a problem because Beckham has informed teams he’s seeking a multi-year contract, that he hopes will end up being worth $20 million per year.”
Beckham recently met with his old team in the New York Giants, where he spent his first five seasons. The Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills appear to be the other main front-runners for Beckham’s services.
Beckham was released from the Cleveland Browns in the midst of a frustrating 2021 season. He then signed with the Rams, who desperately needed another receiver to complement Cooper Kupp after Robert Woods went down for the year with an ACL tear.
In eight regular season games for the Rams, Beckham hauled in 27 receptions for 305 yards and five touchdowns. To put into perspective just how great he was for the Rams, OBJ had just seven total TD receptions in 29 games with Cleveland.
Beckham turned his game up a notch in the postseason, recording 21 catches for 288 yards and two touchdowns in four playoff outings. Beckham was instrumental in helping the Rams win Super Bowl 56, the second title in franchise history.
For his career, the three-time Pro Bowler has 531 receptions for 7,367 yards and 56 touchdowns. He has crossed the 1,000-yard mark five times, having last done so for Cleveland in 2019.