Odell Beckham Jr. Signs with the LA Rams

Odell Beckham Jr. with the Giants
Odell Beckham Jr. with the Giants. Photo by Christopher Szagola/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Pro Bowl wideout Odell Beckham Jr. is heading to Los Angeles after being released by the Cleveland Browns earlier this week. Beckham opted to join the Rams, inking a one-year deal with the franchise.

Reportedly, Beckham was approached by a number of teams in recent days, with the New Orleans Saints, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Green Bay Packers emerging as the favorites for his signature. Still, the always-aggressive Rams swooped in at the last moment and managed to add another weapon to their offense.

The Rams officially confirmed the deal on their social media on Thursday.

Beckham arriving in LA has already got his teammates excited, with the quarterback Matthew Stafford being particularly pleased to have the three-time Pro Bowler playing by his side.

“It’s an opportunity for us as a team, it’s an opportunity for him to come in here and prove himself to us. What our room is about in the receiver room is pretty special. I know he’ll fit right in and continue to get better and hopefully help us as a team,” Stafford said.

Odell Beckham Jr. spent the last two and a half years with the Browns but struggled to mesh with the team’s quarterback Baker Mayfield. That was particularly on display this season which saw Beckham managing only 17 catches for 232 yards in six games.

Beckham became disgruntled in Cleveland and reportedly wanted to be moved ahead of the NFL trade deadline. His father tried to speed things up by posting a video on social media that saw Mayfield continuously failing to get the ball to Beckham. While this didn’t get Beckham traded, it signaled that he and the Browns had no future together and prompted the organization to release the LSU product.