OBJ will make “up to” $4.25 million with the Rams

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Over the balance of the 2021 season, receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will make $4.25 million in termination pay from the Browns. He’ll make up to that same amount from his new team, the Rams.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Beckham will earn $1.25 million in base pay ($500,000 signing bonus and $750,000 salary) through the next nine weeks. He’ll also be eligible for $3 million in incentives based on team achievements in the regular season and postseason.

The fact that Beckham’s extra $3 million comes from team achievements and not personal statistics could make him a little less frustrated if he’s not getting the playing time or the touches that he hopes he’ll see. Still, his ability to get paid in 2022 will depend on whether he can make a splash down the stretch. That will mean invading the three-receiver set consisting of Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, and Van Jefferson.

Beckham needs $3 million in all to match what he would have made from the Browns this season, if he hadn’t made a power play to get released. He’ll need to earn $1.75 million in incentives to get there.

39 responses to “OBJ will make “up to” $4.25 million with the Rams

  1. Don’t see the big deal on this signing. When’s the last time OBJ has been even a top 20 NFL wideout? He’s the third best on the Rams even.

  2. Could be a great signing at that price.
    It just gives DC’s another piece to worry about as they design their game plan.

    It wasn’t working in Cleveland, lets see if it works here….

  3. Given his career earnings, if Odell is sweating the $1.5 million sacrifice to buy his freedom I doubt he employs the proper accountant.

  4. I have to apologize to Profootballtalk For saying you were trying to drive
    Odell Beckham Jr from the Cleveland Browns. As it turns out OBJ and his ‘Daddy’ drove theirselves out of Cleveland and from the Browns.

    Reading stories about OBJ he was not the great teammate he was put up to be…just the opposite! I don’t want to say he was a cancer, but not far from it.
    I am very glad he is gone, now the Browns can get on to playing some BROWNS football!!!

  5. He chose Stafford over Rodgers huh? Been reading other places that he chose the Rams cause the Rams’ players made attempts to contact him. Maybe Rodgers only had Joe Rogan give him a call.

  6. Since he decided to take 4.25 million as his one time termination pay he can double dip. So it makes sense why he chose the Rams offer over GBs league minimum offer. If it was actually down to those 2 teams as reported.

  7. The Rams have a very good team. This is a bad move by them, he will not make this better and has a good chance of making them worse.

  8. Not after federal and California state taxes. He’s looking at about $3.75. Good thing celebs get comped a lot in LA.

  9. Sometimes it’s just a matter of who is throwing it to you. Who knows… Maybe having a QB who can throw might help. Him. Remember how bad Randy Moss looked on LA? Everyone considered him washed up. Went to NE and broke the NFL record for receiving TDs in a season.

  10. Numerous Packers reached out to him. He said it wasnt about the money … it was about the money as usual. Packers got lucky this time.

  11. purpleguy says:
    November 11, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    He chose Stafford over Rodgers huh? Been reading other places that he chose the Rams cause the Rams’ players made attempts to contact him. Maybe Rodgers only had Joe Rogan give him a call.

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    Better guess is he chose LA over Green Bay. This is about the market and his ego, not the ability of any given team to be a playoff contender.

  12. Beckham gets paid for running up and down a field for 8 weeks. Has a chance for playoffs, super bowl, ring. Nice temp gig.

  13. This guy made an amazing one handed catch one time like a million years ago. Ever since then he always injured and/or running his big trap.

    What a waste of money and hype!

  14. This guy made an amazing one handed catch one time like a million years ago. Ever since then he always injured and/or running his big trap.
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    He averaged 96 receptions, 1374 yards, and 11 tds his 1st 3 seasons, 1 of those seasons (’16) on a lousy offense (26th) where he was basically the only weapon. (101 rec, 1367 yds, 10 td)

    Nearly the last guy I would root for at this point, but he was alot more than just 1 catch.

  15. @donttrollonme

    He is maybe the third best on the Rams, just like he was maybe the third best on the Browns (measuring by current production)

  16. Sometimes it’s just a matter of who is throwing it to you. Who knows… Maybe having a QB who can throw might help. Him. Remember how bad Randy Moss looked on LA? Everyone considered him washed up. Went to NE and broke the NFL record for receiving TDs in a season.
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    Moss had 1 poor season, on a 2-14 team that hit rock bottom.

    OBJ has been absent for 2 years, on a winning team, that has a middling offense.

    (Rice is the real owner of that td record.. 22 tds in a 12 game strike-shortened season)

  17. campcouch says:
    November 12, 2021 at 2:21 am
    Not after federal and California state taxes. He’s looking at about $3.75. Good thing celebs get comped a lot in LA.
    _____________

    California = Beautiful weather, beautiful beaches, beautiful people, a plethora of things to do. Can your state match that?

  18. where does he even fit into the 3 receiver set? Kupp can’t be happy with this, now Stafford will be expected to force Beckham the ball to show how smart McVay and how much of an offensive genius he is.

  19. Supposedly OBJ may be taking Jefferson’s spot and become WR3 (with Jefferson coming in to spell any of the three starters or for 4 WR sets). We run three receiver sets more than any team in the NFL. I think the idea is to create something like what Brady has with Antonio Brown in Tampa.

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