Odell Beckahm Jr. was considered one of the best free-agent receivers in the NFL heading into the 2022 NFL offseason. And yet, he still remains available on the open market.
It’s not a major surprise that Beckham hasn’t agreed to a deal just yet. After all, the veteran receiver tore his ACL during the Super Bowl and may not be ready to start the season. Still, the surgery reportedly went well and fixed another lingering issue from his last ACL surgery that is ‘probably is going to have extended his career,’ so it stands to reason that he will ink a deal sometime soon.
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And he may have just tipped his potential landing spot to fans on Instagram.
Beckham, an avid social media user, took time to comment on an Instagram post from the Rams on Tuesday. The post included several pictures of Rams players from OTAs, and Beckham had some encouraging words for his former teammates.
“BACK TO BACKKKKKKKK,” Beckham wrote in the comments section.
Please let this mean what I hope it means @obj 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/FjDCcphrIE
— RAMS REPORT🗯 (@RamsNFLReport) May 24, 2022
This could just be Beckham pumping up his former teammates as they look to defend their Super Bowl title. But could it be a signal that Beckham wants to go for back-to-back teammates with Los Angeles? It’s possible.
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The Rams have been tied to Beckham frequently throughout the NFL offseason. Reports surfaced in late March that the team “definitely” wants him back. Additionally, Los Angeles’ team doctor performed Beckham’s surgery, so they know more about the state of the receiver’s knee than anyone else.
It certainly seems like there is a mutual interest between Beckham and the Rams. That doesn’t guarantee he will be back in Los Angeles, but these tiny signals Beckham is dropping also shouldn’t be ignored.
There are other options for the veteran receiver. That includes the Saints, where Beckham’s former LSU and Browns teammate Jarvis Landry now plays. Landry acknowledged that he has been trying to recruit Beckham to New Orleans in a radio interview last week.
“I’m trying my best,” Landry said of recruiting Beckham. “First of all, I wish my brother a happy recovery, but I am trying my best.”
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So, Beckham may have multiple options when it comes time to make his decision.
If he does choose the Rams, he’ll have to fight Cam Akers to get his number back.