Odell Beckham Jr. did not say whether he would sign with the Los Angeles Rams or Buffalo Bills on Thursday night.
Although he made it to Sophie Stadium – if only as a spectator – the veteran wideout tweeted as if someone was still on the fence about his 2022 destination. After a Lombardi Trophy ceremony with the rest of his 2021 Super Bowl champion Rams teammates, free agent Beckham posed in street clothes (which it should be noted were Rams colors) as the two teams battled back and forth, Eventually, the wall of bills closes. Ram, 31-10.
Beckham, who turns 30 in November, is still recovering from a torn ACL he suffered in Super Bowl LVI. But he is still heavily recruited this summer, especially by both Ram and Bill. Beckham doesn’t have an official timetable for returning from an injury he suffered in February, but ESPN’s Adam Schaffter recently reported that Beckham probably won’t be ready to play football until Thanksgiving.
However, from his tweets, Beckham looked like someone was still very interested in returning to the field. Just two days before the match, OBJ hinted in a tweet He’ll sign with “Whoever Wins Thursday” After New Bill Passes Von Miller recruited him throughout the offseason And Be sure to chat with Beckham before the game. Ram also allegedly kept a locker open Even for Beckham during the off-season in the hope that he would return to LA when he was ready to play again.
But judging by Beckham’s tweets from the night before, it’s hard to say when that will be.
As the game progressed, Beckham went from being a Rams fan to a Bills fan back to a Rams fan. Both teams are almost teased by his interest. Or, maybe he was just a thrilled NFL fan watching two fun teams fight on opening night.
When Cooper Kupp caught an incredible toe-tapping touchdown to tie the game at 10-10, Beckham happily tweeted. And as Buffalo got bigger in the second half, OBJ seemed concerned with joining the Bills.
By the end of the game, the Bills were clearly a better team than the defending Super Bowl champions. Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford looked overwhelmed with a Biles defense that knocked him down 15 times, sacked him seven times and intercepted three of his passes. The Los Angeles defense couldn’t stop Buffalo’s offense, either, after Josh Allen finished with 353 combined yards and four total touchdowns.
However, the complete elimination of his former team did not help Beckham to make any decision. He tweeted his faith (and heart) in the Rams after one game, crowning the Bills as potential AFC champions.
But maybe obj is what the rams are missing. Los Angeles didn’t really have a second offensive weapon after Kupp and certainly could use Beckham’s ability to play (if he was healthy enough). Beckham caught 27 passes for 305 yards and five touchdowns in eight regular season games for the Rams, before including 21 receptions for 288 yards and two touchdowns in the team’s Super Bowl run, which included a 2-52-1 against the Bengals. line was included.
Without another solid pass-catching, Stafford tied Kupp with a game-high 15 goals – four more than tight end Tyler Higby and nine more than fellow wideout Ben Skoronek. Free agent takeover Alan Robinson, who was set to fill the shoes vacated by Beckham or Robert Woods (now with the Tennessee Titans), finished with just one catch for 12 yards on two goals.
Meanwhile, the Bills may not even need Beckham. Allen finished with 297 passing yards and three passing touchdowns after spreading the ball between Stephen Diggs, Gabriel Davis, Jamison Crowder and Isaiah McKenzie.
Thursday night gave Beckham a glimpse of what her future might hold. And if he wants to hoist another Super Bowl trophy and wear another ring, it’s better to make a wise choice.