Veteran wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. signed a new contract with the Baltimore Ravens. Beckham missed the 2022 season while recovering from an ACL injury, but spent 2021 with the Los Angeles Rams and Cleveland Browns.
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Odell Beckham, Baltimore Ravens, Agree to Contract
Beckham and the Rams won Super Bowl LVI, Beckham’s first Super Bowl title. Beckham scored the game’s first touchdown – a 17 -yard reception. He left the game in the second quarter with a knee injury and did not return. The next day, it was revealed that Beckham suffered a torn ACL.
Beckham scored his first career playoff touchdown on January 17, 2022 in the Wild Card game against the Arizona Cardinals. In the NFC championship game, Beckham caught nine passes for 113 yards against the San Francisco 49ers, helping the Rams advance to Super Bowl LVI.
After missing the first two weeks of the season, Beckham made his 2021 debut by catching five passes for 77 yards on 9 targets for the Browns. Unfortunately, Beckham and quarterback Baker Mayfield simply could not establish a rapport. Furthermore, Cleveland’s aerial attack struggled while forcing targets to Beckham.
After much conflict between Beckham, Mayfield and the Browns organization, the two sides parted ways after the trade deadline. No team claimed him on waivers, allowing Beckham to choose his own destination for the rest of the season. As it turned out, the Rams were the right choice, as the wide receiver was finally able to obtain a Super Bowl ring with them.
In week 7, 2020, against the Cincinnati Bengals, Beckham left the game in the first quarter with a knee injury. Beckham’s season ended prematurely after it was revealed that Beckham suffered a torn ACL. He was placed on injured reserve on October 27, 2020. Beckham finished the 2020 season with 23 catches for 319 yards and three receiving touchdowns plus three rushes for 72 yards and a rushing touchdown in seven games played.
Beckham was found to be battling a sports hernia on December 8, 2019. He surpassed 1,000 receiving yards on the season for the fifth time in his career.
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