Regardless of Odell Beckham Jr.-related free-agency noise quieting in current weeks, the Rams nonetheless have the standout broad receiver of their plans. Sean McVay needs the ninth-year veteran again in his offense.
Beckham completed his first Rams contract on a bittersweet observe, tearing an ACL throughout a Tremendous Bowl he helped the staff win. Though the defending champions have added Allen Robinson on a $15.5M-per-year deal and are ready to offer Cooper Kupp
a increase of some type, one other OBJ deal stays the purpose.
“Oh, after all. I really need Odell again on our staff,” McVay mentioned throughout an look on “The Wealthy Eisen Present” (by way of NFL.com) this week. “He’s a man that, in a brief period of time, we have been capable of develop a very particular relationship. I assumed he introduced an important spark to our staff. I assumed he performed rather well. He’s an important teammate.
“Indisputably, need to get Odell again right here. That’s the purpose and persevering with to work towards an answer of him re-signing with the Rams.”
Beckham collected $4.75M from the Rams for a partial season of labor and would have been a sought-after free agent had the ACL tear — his second in 15 months — not occurred. However the 29-year-old pass-catcher just isn’t anticipated to be prepared to begin this season. It may be till late October till OBJ can play once more.
Nonetheless, he has been related to the Patriots, Packers and even the Browns this offseason. Rams brass, nonetheless, persistently spoke of a reunion again in March. They didn’t draft a wideout final month. Second-round decide Tutu Atwell, who missed a lot of his rookie season as a consequence of damage, additionally stays within the image. However a transparent prime 4 of Kupp, Robinson, Beckham and Van Jefferson would signify among the best wideout quartets in current reminiscence. It is going to be fascinating if a staff needier at broad receiver steps up with a noticeably higher provide, however a Beckham return would give the Rams a stacked receiver depth chart paying homage to the one that they had for a couple of day final season — previous to Robert Woods‘ ACL tear.
OBJ alluded to wanting to remain in Los Angeles on Twitter; cash, as may very well be anticipated, stays a problem. Holding barely $5M in cap house, the Rams are close to the underside of the league right here. Though, they ceaselessly work out methods to suit stars onto their payroll. New offers for Kupp and Aaron Donald may carve out extra space as nicely, as they push huge cap numbers down the street.