Odell Beckham Jr (OBJ) turned his career around in LA last year. Not so much because he had a monster year stat wise (44 receptions, 537 yards, 5 touchdowns), but because of what he did in the post season. He showed he can be a meaningful member on a championship caliber team.
In four post season games last year he finished with: 288 total receiving yards, 13.7 yards per catch, and two touchdowns. He averaged 72 yards per game, and was lighting it up during the Super Bowl before he tore his ACL. He may miss half of the 2022 NFL season, but he showed he can be there for a championship run. Yesterday Odell Beckham Jr started up the Packers rumors again with a comment on a Packers Instagram post:
The Packers Post The Comment Was on:
“12 is sickening (fire emoji) @aaronrodgers12 hey” was the full comment.
Could Odell Beckham Jr Be Interested in Joining The Packers?
Last season the Los Angeles Rams and Green Bay Packers were the two most appealing teams to Odell Beckham Jr during the wide receiver’s recent free agency. Although he ended up joining the Rams, Beckham had a sincere interest in playing for the Packers, sources told Adam Schefter.
Green Bay was one of the final two teams Beckham considered, but one issue that bogged down contract talks was that the Packers were offering only the veterans minimum (which is $1.075 million for a full season) plus incentives, according to sources.
The Packers were asked to increase their offer on multiple occasions, according to sources. But when Green Bay declined, Beckham chose the Rams. Some sources thought they were his preferred destination all along.
Green Bay may benefit from adding a veteran wide receiver who could contribute for a late season / post season run. Pending injuries or poor performance, the Packers may feel inclined to add another weapon for Rodgers. We are nearing the middle of June and OBJ remains unsigned. NFL may be trying to gage where his recovery is from his torn ACL is at. While one comment doesn’t mean the Packers will go out and sign him tomorrow, but it could mean there’s still interest on at least one side.