Rams re-announce deal with OBJ

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Yes, the problem with having choices is that you eventually have to choose.

When it comes to receiver Odell Beckham Jr.’s first trip to free agency, he had a hard time making a decision. Or, frankly, sticking with one. He finally has.

The Rams have announced that Beckham has agreed to terms. Unless, of course, they delete it.

Beckham, as of Wednesday afternoon, was believed to have picked the Chiefs. That lingered into Wednesday night. As Simms and I said on PFT Live, the longer this lingers, the greater the chance that someone else will get involved. We specifically mentioned the possibility of the Rams because, frankly, whenever there’s a big name to be chased, the Rams will come chasing.

They did. And it worked.

But it took a little time. The Rams previously announced the move, then deleted it. Beckham told multiple reporters he was torn between the Rams and the Packers.

However, nothing is ever done until it’s done. Beckham has to sign a contract before the decision becomes irrevocable. And given that he apparently has ping-ponged through several teams in recent days, don’t rule it out.

58 responses to “Rams re-announce deal with OBJ

  1. There is only one football and there were already three or four good guys to catch it on the Rams. This will not end well

  2. Yep that is what they do. They don’t have a decent draft pick for years they could not draft the future.

    The only problem is the bad Stafford has shown up. The addition of another receiver is not the answer the answer making sure Stafford doesn’t revert to his Lions ways.

  3. The Rams? This definitive proof that the NFL salary cap is as real as the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy.

  4. Wait, so there wasn’t enough balls for Jackson, but for OBJ who only had one good season in his whole career there are suddenly plenty? This has train wreck written all over it.

  5. That Titans lost must’ve really hurt bad but this is who the Rams are get every best player possible just to lose and say they tried

  6. If the Rams miss the SuperBowl, Snead will simply get up, take his blazer off the coat rack and walk straight out of the door never to be seen again. Good luck

  7. So when he bottoms out with a 3rd quarterback who do we blame then ?
    This guys has done nothing since that one catch.

  8. On paper he should be an upgrade from DeSean Jackson but OBJ’s body is crumpling like paper.

  9. What a gamble. The Rams are playing with Fire. Their season is going well, and they add a player that has caused friction with both NFL teams he has played for.

  10. I’ll tell you the Rams, and the Chiefs need to have their financials investigated for violation of the salary cap!

  11. Packers, Bucanneers, and Cowboys. Who is your third db? Get ready to see your quarterbacks get crushed by Donald, Miller, and Floyd trying to play catch up. Hey Mesean Jackson, enjoy the raiders!

  12. Everyone is focusing on whether OBJ fits in with or is even needed in LA. The Rams are clearly going all in this year, and that strategy might well include signing OBJ not because they want or need him, but because they fear he might have something left in the tank and didn’t want him going to one of the other NFC contenders.
    I’m not saying it’s necessarily a sound or good strategy, but merely that it makes as much sense as the Rams thinking he makes them all that much better. They just better hope he doesn’t gum up what they already have.

  13. Rams always aggressive. Love it. Antonio Browns had oof the field issues which this guy doesn’t and it worked out.

  14. Nice second shot at that first line, after you said the exact same thing the other day about OBJ’s choices…

  15. Just watched the NFL Live show and they were talking about how he will fit in in LA. This went on for an hour. Then it came out it was a one-year deal for min. money. He will become a free agent
    at the end of the season. He obviously signed to get a ring. If they do win the Super Bowl, he will then go on to the team with the biggest offer. I don’t know the rules for compensatory draft picks, but if the Rams would get a draft pick if he leaves, this is a very good move on their part.

  16. cletuspstillwaterjr says:
    November 11, 2021 at 4:22 pm
    I thought he was going to NE to play for the genius
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    The genius knew to only spend so much on that and if the market went bigger to just let it go. Actually it appears several other GMs were also geniuses that way so Belichick is not alone on this one.

  17. bob3339 says:
    November 11, 2021 at 4:53 pm
    Not going to win a SB and then will be brutally bad because of ZERO draft picks.

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    Actually I thought they had spent to much to swing and miss a couple years ago and am impressed that they have recovered this quickly to be taking a legit swing again. But agreed that catches up so they better get it.

  18. I was done with OBJ when he spent time with pals sunnng themselves on a charter boat just before a playoff game against GB.

  19. Why take targets away from Cooper Cupp and their other receivers? The Rams don’t need OBJ.

  20. Green Bay just never makes that move to put them over the top. Have fun watching the SuperBowl at home.

  21. Despite being a free agent signing, do you think LA tried to give a first rounder for him?

  22. Only good news saints have had in a long time. Thank you for keeping that mess away. Hey rams, by the way, yall interested in Michael Thomas by any chance?

  23. Good luck to Stafford spreading the ball around. The Rams just released DeSean Jackson because they couldn’t get him the ball enough. Robert Woods complaining about lack of targets…how are they going to make whiny OBJ happy? He’s a problem. Ask the Giants and the Browns. The Rams may regret this move.

  24. “Rams always aggressive. Love it. Antonio Browns had oof the field issues which this guy doesn’t and it worked out.”
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    Except AB is one of the best WR of the 2010’s. Beckham has one nice catch.

  25. williethewonder says:
    November 11, 2021 at 7:04 pm
    “Rams always aggressive. Love it. Antonio Browns had oof the field issues which this guy doesn’t and it worked out.”
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    Except AB is one of the best WR of the 2010’s. Beckham has one nice catch.
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    Not an OBJ fan at all, couldn’t wait for the Giants to trade him, but you can not argue with his first 3 year stats.

  26. For what seems to be an unselfish group of receivers this is horrible. I’m no DeSean Jackson fan because of his showboating but I never saw him dog it or take a play off.

    If McVay couldn’t figure out how to integrate Jackson’s speed I doubt he’s gonna do better with Beckham.

  27. It’s amazing how many clueless fans come on here and say OBJ just had 1 great catch. The guy was arguably the best receiver in the NFL at one point. I wish he would have went to Green Bay to play with the real GOAT(not the QB who needs Belicheat or a stacked roster to win).

  28. This outcome is so meh after all of the hype. He’s just gonna be buried in LA, and we probably won’t see the Odell of old that provided highlight reels to last a lifetime. Not a Packers fan but I would’ve rather seen him go there to tear with Rodgers, even if Rodgers is liar.

  29. So when he bottoms out with a 3rd quarterback who do we blame then ?
    This guys has done nothing since that one catch.
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    He never had any problem with Eli Manning. In fact he was on a record setting pace with the Giants.

  30. He chose Stafford over Rodgers? Bad choice if he actually wants a SB appearance. I think he shoulda went to Seattle or the Saints. The Chiefs have chugged a ton of suckage and are now expelling it. Woulda been funny though to see 2 former Browns receivers with the Chiefs and then see Hunt with us.

  31. DrewSports says:

    Green Bay just never makes that move to put them over the top.

    +++++

    OBJ’s been JAG for most of the last 3 seasons. And Green Bay needs to conserve limited resources to adjust for 2nd half losses.

    They are 7-2 (probably 8-1 without… ya know…) despite all three wideouts missing games. Rather have willing blockers who know the playbook than an attention hound who takes vacation before playoff games.

    Gutekunst has added veterans, in season, to plug holes since he took over. (A welcome change from the previous regime who held onto every single Bostick they ever drafted). Maybe others will buy their freedom as well, could be a new trend developing.

  32. BrownsTownOH says:
    November 12, 2021 at 12:13 am
    The Chiefs have chugged a ton of suckage and are now expelling it. Woulda been funny though to see 2 former Browns receivers with the Chiefs and then see Hunt with us.

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    Crapping all over Schottenheimer, then Belichick, then Dorsey is why Cleveland can never have nice things. Cleveland created the factory of sadness and they own all the patents outright.

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