Odell Beckham Jr. spent years with the Cleveland Browns wondering why he even bothered. Beckham became frustrated with his role on the team after quarterback Baker Mayfield continually missed him on wide-open routes. Odell knew he was still a game-breaker.
After an injury to Robert Woods forced the Rams to look elsewhere for support at wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr. landed in Hollywood. Beckham immediately found a rhythm with Matthew Stafford. The two were on a collision course with greatness.
Beckham was dominant in the early parts of Super Bowl LVI. Odell smoked Mike Hilton in the right corner of the endzone for a 17-yard TD after pulling in another long reception. After dropping a pass from Stafford, Beckham came up limping, unable to return. After the Rams victory, Beckham said it was about more than just him, according to ESPN.
“This is everything I’ve ever dreamed of, you know. And there was a moment I was in the back room and they told me I was done, I couldn’t play. And I had to come back out there and be a part of this because it’s so much bigger than myself. And these boys pulled through and made it happen.”
The Rams struggled to put points on the board once Beckham was injured. The Cincinnati defense saw a great opportunity to put more pressure on Stafford and was now free to double team Cooper Kupp. The Bengals kept the Rams offense in check for most of the second half.
In the end, Stafford and Cooper Kupp found a way to grind out one last scoring drive. Odell Beckham Jr. missed most of the game, but he still made major contributions. If it wasn’t for the injury, he may have been MVP.
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