We don’t know who WR Odell Beckham Jr. will be playing for in 2023. But we know one team that wants him. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Baltimore Ravens have officially made an offer to Beckham. Schefter revealed the news on TV a short time ago.
“They’ve presented him their own offer,” Schefter said. “We’ll see which Odell Beckham Jr. finds more interesting. It sounds like it’s the Jets, it’s the Ravens, maybe the Rams would still have an interest. But those in this point and time would be the obvious landing spots for Odell Beckham Jr. in what has been one of the longest free agent recruitments we’ve ever seen.”
Though cut off in the clip and quote, Schefter also revealed the New York Jets have made an offer to Beckham. Their interest has been widely reported as they look to load QB Aaron Rodgers with weapons whenever he’s traded to the New York Jets, a deal that still hasn’t officially been agreed upon.
Baltimore is in the market for adding to its receiver room after having one of the league’s most underwhelming units in 2022. After losing WR Rashod Bateman to injury, the team relied on the likes of Demarcus Robinson and Devin Duvernay as its top weapons on the outside, though stud TE Mark Andrews remained the team’s primary target. Without Lamar Jackson, the Ravens’ offense fell apart and Baltimore was bounced in an AFC Wild Card playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals. So far, Baltimore has signed veteran wide receiver Nelson Agholor but he won’t be the only piece it adds to the room. Perhaps Beckham is waiting for the Rodgers deal to become official and play with him as opposed to signing with the Ravens and their murky quarterback situation.
Beckham hasn’t played a down of football since tearing his ACL in the 2022 Super Bowl against the Bengals. He reportedly attempted to comeback last season, angling to sign late in the season to help a playoff team, but clubs weren’t comfortable with his health and he went unsigned. Last month, he held a workout for roughly a dozen teams, including the Ravens and Cleveland Browns (Pittsburgh did not attend) to show he was healthy to sign and contribute.
Now 30 years old, Beckham Jr. has appeared in 96 games, catching 531 career passes for over 7,300 yards and 56 touchdowns. In 2021, he caught a combined 44 passes for 537 yards and five touchdowns in the regular season for the Browns and Los Angeles Rams.