Odell Beckham made the right decision when he bailed on the Cleveland Browns and signed with the Los Angeles Rams. Cleveland seemed to have some momentum as a franchise, but it may be nothing but a house of cards as Baker Mayfield is currently being run out of town by frustrated fans who think they’ve got yet another failed quarterback on their hands. Beckham went to greener pastures last November and is now preparing to play in the Super Bowl.
The Rams are set to take on the Cincinnati Bengals tomorrow in Super Bowl LVI. The game has all the glitz and glamor of a major event in Los Angeles. The city and league will celebrate with a massively hyped-up halftime show featuring Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J Blige, and Kendrick Lamar. Odell Beckham is feeling the L.A. vibes.
During the latest Super Bowl media availability session, a reporter asked Odell if he would be willing to give the Rams a hometown discount to re-sign with the team. Beckham will enter free agency in March. Leaving Cleveland has been a revelation for the wideout, who has rediscovered his love for the game.
“Yeah, of course. Of course. I just really want to focus on winning this game because I feel like winning this game, everything else is gonna handle the rest. But this place, man, it feels good in my heart. It feels like a home.
Everybody has told me that. Even watching me play, they’re like, ‘Great to see you win and catch passes and all that, but I see you having fun, I see that smile on your face, the joy that’s in your heart.’ That means everything to me because once you’re playing with that joy in your heart, man, only good things can happen.”
The Rams would need some sort of a discount to keep Beckham in LA. The team is currently $13.59 million over the salary cap limit. Other teams would be willing to pay way more than the Rams to acquire Odell Beckham’s services. We’ll see if he stays true to his word that it’s not about the money.
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