Odell Beckham Jr. to the LA Rams temperature is rising day by day
By Bret Stuter
There are those LA Rams fans who believe that the team has sufficiently addressed the wide receiver position. There are others who believe that the LA Rams have other positions that are in more urgent need of reinforcements. And then there are the fans, the coaches, and even the LA Rams executives who are eagerly awaiting the LA Rams to re-sign Odell Beckham Jr.
It seems that the fans who want the LA Rams to re-sign OBJ are in the majority. Well, good times may be just around the corner.
Even LA Rams COO Keven Demoff is now in on the act. He’s the same guy who the LA Rams organization tapped to roll out the new logos and color palettes, so you know the team is deadly serious on the matter now.
"“If we didn’t have a salary cap, we could’ve signed Odell months ago and would’ve loved to. Is it a multi-year deal,(or) is it a one-year deal? All kinds of variables that come into Odell. The one variable that hasn’t changed is how much we love him and want him to be there. I think he’s expressed, over social, his desire to be here. Am I optimistic we can get a deal done over time? Yes. Both sides have had (an) open dialogue, both sides (are) respectful, excited and couldn’t be more grateful for what Odell did for our team last year — and the chance to meet him and watch him flourish in LA” –LA Rams COO Kevin Demoff, as per the Athletic’s Jourdan Rodrigue (subscription required)"
Even Demoff, eh? The Rams are breaking out the big guns for this one.
The fact is that it’s obvious where free agent Odell Beckham Jr. wants to play. No NFL player crashes the wedding reception of a team’s head coach where he doesn’t want to play.
It’s not as though anyone associated with the LA Rams organization is sharing anything new. What is newsworthy is the sheer unanimous consensus from the fans, the players, the coaching staff, the front office, and apparently, even the C-Suite Executives. Rarely is that type of consensus actually publicly expressed.
But when it all aligns like this, rarely does that player sign elsewhere. No other team in the NFL right now is openly endorsing OBJ to their team like the Rams’ entire organization is publicly endorsing the LA Rams’ free agency signing of Odell Beckham Jr.
So all that is left to do is sit back and enjoy the ride through the white-water rapids until we get to that calm spot where it happens. Stay tuned.