Odell Beckham Jr. signs with Baltimore Ravens
Owings Mills, Maryland –
The Baltimore Ravens made a much-needed overhaul to their wide receiver group on Sunday, agreeing to sign Odell Beckham Jr.
Beckham agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $18 million, including a $15 million guarantee, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract was not formally signed.
Beckham, 30, did not play last season after ACL surgery. He’s currently joining the Baltimore team in a quarterback situation that’s still pretty uncertain.
Jackson posted a screenshot on Instagram of what appears to be him and Beckham on a video call on Sunday, as well as a video of himself dancing.
Even with Jackson, the Ravens’ passing game was limited by a lack of production from wide receivers. Rashod Bateman played just six games last season, and no Baltimore player, aside from tight end Mark Andrews, had a 500-yard reception.
Beckham has five 1,000-yard seasons but hasn’t played for Cleveland since 2019. In his most recent season on the field in 2021, he appeared in 14 games with the Browns and Rams, where he caught 44 passes for 537 yards and scored five touchdowns.
He scored a touchdown in Los Angeles’ Super Bowl win that season, but also injured his knee in that game.
Whoever the quarterback is, when Beckham is at his best, he’s a major threat who can produce eye-popping highlights. He has 531 catches for 7,367 yards and 56 touchdowns.
Beckham made the Pro Bowl in his first three seasons. He is one of only three players in NFL history, along with Justin Jefferson and Michael Thomas, to reach 80 receptions and 1,000 reception yards in their first three seasons, respectively.
AP Pro Football Writer Rob Murdy contributed to this report.