Odell Beckham Jr. Signed One-Year Deal Worth Up To $18M With Ravens, Offered Jets An Opportunity To Match Ravens’ Offer

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MARYLAND — The NFL wide receiver is taking his talents to Baltimore. OBJ and the Baltimore Ravens just reached an one-year deal. The deal is worth up to $18 million and includes $15 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN‘s Adam Schefter.

Per NFL Media, the new deal reportedly includes a $13.835 million signing bonus, a $1.165 million base salary and $3 million more in incentives.

The Ravens had been in contact with Beckham since last year and met with him at the annual league meeting two weeks ago. Baltimore then struck a deal a day before Beckham was scheduled to visit the New York Jets.

The New York Jets were considered to be the favorite to land OBJ with Aaron Rodgers on the way, but it was hard for the 30-year-old to turn down that kind of money. In fact, according to SNY, Beckham actually reached out to the Jets on Saturday night to give them a chance to match Baltimore‘s offer. Of course, New York did not.

The news of Beckham‘s arrival to the city of B-More comes a month after quarterback Lamar Jackson requested a trade from the Ravens. Baltimore has since placed the nonexclusive franchise tag on Jackson, but no team has yet to publicly pursue him.

The three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver becomes the most decorated player on the NFL‘s most unproven wide receiver group. The big question is the health of Beckham, who didn’t play all of last season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee during Super Bowl LVI.

None of the Ravens‘ eight wide receivers on the roster (Rashod Bateman, Nelson Agholor, Devin Duvernay, Tylan Wallace, James Proche II, Andy Isabella, Mike Thomas and Shemar Bridges) has ever had a 1,000-yard season. Beckham has registered five of them

Baltimore has ranked last in the NFL in receiving yards by wideouts in three of the past four seasons (2019, 2020 and 2022).

Beckham made free agent visits with the Buffalo BillsDallas Cowboys and New York Giants in December but did not reach a deal.

Beckham joined the Los Angeles Rams in November of the 2021 season after being released by the Cleveland Browns.

He caught five touchdowns over eight regular-season games with the Rams and two more in four postseason contests. Combined, he had 48 receptions for 593 yards in 12 games in a Rams uniform.

Before he was released by Cleveland, Beckham had 17 receptions for 232 yards and no touchdowns in six games for the Browns.

The three-time Pro Bowl selection had 1,035 receiving yards in 2019, his first season with Cleveland, but he suffered a season-ending knee injury in 2020. He has passed the 1,000-yard receiving mark five times in his career.

The Giants selected Beckham 12th overall in the 2014 NFL draft. He went on to be named Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2014 and quickly became a star for the Giants, surpassing 1,300 yards receiving in each of his first three seasons. He signed a five-year deal with the Giants worth up to $98.5 million in August 2018 but was traded the next offseason to the Browns.

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Source: ESPN

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