Sunday night I was at home watching the end of the Masters are I noticed similar tweets scrolling through the timeline.
Odell Beckham Jr. signs with the Ravens. What a get for the Baltimore Ravens. And their were of course the occasional jab saying wait until OBJ realizes Tyler Huntley is his quarterback.
All the networks and their main NFL reporters were covering the news. But my question was, how big of news is this?
Beckham was a great player. He made catches no one else could and was an electric talent. But have any of you looked at his stats recently?
He hasn’t played more than eight games since 2019. The last time he put up over 1,000 yards. He hasn’t scored more than six touchdowns since 2016. That was two presidents ago.
What am I supposed to be excited about with signing him? An injury prone former superstar who’s on the wrong side of 30. I don’t get the hype around this guy anymore.
It’s nearing the point where it’s on par with that one buddy in your group chat who says your team should sign Josh Gordon.
But What About the Rams
I know the counter argument is look what he did with the Rams. And I agree he looked pretty good. With a quarterback who has one of the better arms in the league throwing to him. In a system ran by a coach who many consider one of the best offensive minds in the league. Yeah, Odell Beckham Jr. looked good.
But how did that end? Oh that’s right, with him on the sidelines, hurt. A second serious knee injury to a person who’s job is to run the whole game and is now over 30 years old.
Baltimore gave him $15 million guaranteed. That sounds insane. I can’t even guarantee Beckham will make it until November.
But I guess that’s the price you pay for a former superstar. Who used to put up great numbers. Back when Obama was in office.
Hope it works out for them. Ravens receiver Rashod Bateman clapped back after their general manager said they don’t have any great pass catchers. And you know what? They still don’t.
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