January 23, 2022

Sources: OBJ-Pack talks nixed by GB’s low provide

The Los Angeles Rams and Green Bay Packers have been the 2 most interesting groups to Odell Beckham Jr. throughout the star vast receiver’s latest free company.

Though he ended up becoming a member of the Rams, Beckham had a honest curiosity in enjoying for the Packers, sources instructed ESPN.

Inexperienced Bay was one of many remaining two groups Beckham thought-about — together with the Rams — however one situation that slowed down any contract talks was that the Packers have been providing solely the veterans minimal plus incentives, in accordance with sources.

The Packers have been requested to extend their provide to Beckham on a number of events, in accordance with sources. However when Inexperienced Bay declined, Beckham selected the Rams, which some sources regarded as his most well-liked vacation spot all alongside.

“He wasn’t going to take the identical, or much less cash, to go to Inexperienced Bay [over Los Angeles],” one supply accustomed to the contract talks instructed ESPN.

Many sources believed the Rams grew to become the quick favourite to land Beckham as soon as they entered the discussions, about 48 hours earlier than Beckham finally determined to signal with them.

However one supply accustomed to the state of affairs mentioned it could have been fascinating if the Packers had been extra aggressive financially. Now reasonably than getting ready a sport plan with him of their offense, the Packers must defend Beckham on Sunday once they host the Rams.

Rams coach Sean McVay expects Beckham to be “a lot more” involved within the offense Sunday, which can mark his second sport with the group.

Beckham agreed to a one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Rams 4 days earlier than he suited up and performed 15 of 55 snaps in a Week 10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He caught 2 passes for 18 yards and was focused on a 3rd move, however the deep throw from quarterback Matthew Stafford was intercepted as Beckham apparently broke off the route.

“Odell [is] simply getting extra acquainted,” McVay mentioned Friday. “I imply for him to have the ability to even play within the sport towards the Niners is an unimaginable credit score to him.”