Odell Beckham Jr. is a wide receiver in the NFL and is currently a free agent. Known by fans as ‘OBJ’, Beckham has been one of the most talked about players in the NFL for his highlight-reel catches and reputation as an instigator. He is the fastest player in the NFL to reach both 200 career receptions and 4,000 career receiving yards. Get all of the latest Odell Beckham Jr news here!
OBJ played for LSU in college and won the Paul Hornung Award in his junior season. He was selected as the 12th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. His contract was a four-year, $10.4 million deal with a $5.88 million sign-on bonus. Despite missing the first four games of the season due to injury, Beckham was able to break numerous NFL Rookie records. He won the 2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year award. He was named to the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons. In 2018, he signed a five-year, $95 million contract extension with the Giants with $41 million guaranteed.
OBJ was traded to the Cleveland Browns in 2019 who ended up releasing him in 2021 due to outrage over a comment Beckham’s father made. The Rams picked him up on a one-year deal and he helped bring the team to the Super Bowl where he scored the first touchdown. Odell tore his ACL for the second time later in that game and had to undergo surgery once again.
Beckham was in the news as a free agent after he was escorted off of a flight for refusing to put on a seat belt and for appearing to come in and out of consciousness. Odell Beckham Jr’s girlfriend is Lauren Wood, and the two share a son.