LA Rams Von Miller and Odell Beckham Jr., secure 12th W
OBJ signs with LA
Odell Beckham Jr. had taken a different journey. He was the hot young wide receiving star who was as big of an NFL celebrity as the New York City market could ask for. After his first two seasons ended with identical 6-10 records, he helped the New York Giants to an 11-5 record in 2016. Unfortunately, the Giants were eliminated in their first playoff game by the Green Bay Packers.
The next season, OBJ was only healthy for four games as the Giants plummeted to a 3-13 season. And in his last season with the Giants, they could only improve to 5-11. In his five seasons in New York, the Giants were 31-49 and had few bright spots. OBJ wanted to compete for the Lombardi Trophy, and the New York Giants needed draft picks to conduct another rebuild.
After playing five seasons for the New York Giants, OBJ was traded to the Cleveland Browns in March 2019 for a first-round and a third-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Giants also acquired safety Jabrill Peppers.
Since that trade, OBJ has fallen from an NFL-star-tier wide receiver to one now considered to be a bit problematic and egotistical. Still dangerous on the football field, his production had slipped. But he played for the Cleveland Browns, a team that was certainly competing with the Denver Broncos for a playoff berth at the beginning of the season.
Neither player would stay on their respective teams, and the LA Rams would have a say in how their 2021 NFL Season would play out.