NFL Free Agency 2022: Sources say Odell Beckham Jr. is expected to return to Rams

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. signed with the team as a free agent last year. Will he return after winning the Super Bowl?

Since his arrival in Hollywood with the Los Angeles Rams, Odell Beckham Jr. has earned a Super Bowl ring and suffered a setback by tearing his anterior cruciate ligament. Despite having the same knee surgically repaired again, this isn’t ending the 2022 NFL free agent‘s time with the Rams.

Beckham Jr., a three-time Pro Bowl selection, is expected to ultimately re-sign with the Rams, according to league sources not authorized to speak publicly.

Odell Beckham Jr. was productive with the Rams

With the Rams last season, Beckham caught 48 passes for 593 yards and 7 touchdowns.

He revitalized his career after catching 114 passes for 1,586 yards and 7 touchdowns in 29 games with the Browns and having a rocky relationship with quarterback Baker Mayfield.

Obviously, his knee injury will affect his contract — it’ll almost undoubtedly include injury protections and the ability to make more money based on games played.

Beckham had incentive clauses in his Rams contract after forcing his way out of Cleveland last season following a viral social media video posted by his father. He earned $3 million in incentives by winning the Super Bowl.

“I know what a huge impact he’s had on our football team since we got him,” Rams coach Sean McVay said. “It was heartbreaking to see that because of how much (he went through) just to get to that moment. And he had really made an impact with those two catches that were huge plays. I think he was in line for a big game.”

The exciting WR is expected to be back

Should the Rams have second thoughts, the New England Patriots had interest when Beckham left the Browns, and so did the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs.

Per a source, though, Beckham is expected to return to Los Angeles.

“Look for OBJ to be back with the Rams at some point,” the source said. “It’s a strong fit, and they know what he can do, and he loves it there. He’s not leaving.”

Aaron Wilson is the NFL Insider for Pro Football Network. Follow him on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL.


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