WRs OBJ and Cooper Kupp still look like teammates

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Former LA Rams and current free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. may not be medically cleared to play football in the NFL right now, but that does not mean that he won’t show up to show support for his former teammates and club. He’s been doing so throughout the offseason so far.

He arrived at the ESPN red carpet gala event to attend the 2022 ESPYs award ceremony with his partner Lauren Wood, who he has been dating since 2019. Of course, they were not just a well-dressed couple, as they attended the event with son Zydn, who was born on February 17, 2022, just days after the LA Rams Super Bowl LVI victory.

The event was not just a photo opportunity for OBJ, as he had the opportunity and privilege to congratulate Rams wide receiver, Cooper Kupp, on winning not just one, but two ESPYs on the evening.

Am I reading more into this than exists? Is the fact that OBJ posed with former teammate Cooper Kupp a mere coincidence, and he is simply a guy who will sign for the most money?  I’m not convinced.

There is a thing about being employed by the wrong NFL team. It’s called being miserable, and that pretty much describes OBJ’s experience with the Cleveland Browns. If you are contractually obligated to play for a team that is a bad fit, football is simply no longer fun anymore. It’s begrudgingly painful work, and time drags to a crawl.

That all faded away when OBJ landed on the LA Rams team. Football became fun again, and you could see it in the way he played, in his interviews, and in the way his teammates and coaches discussed and described him.

It’s quite clear that the LA Rams want to re-sign Odell Beckham Jr. when he is ready to play football once more. And it seems that OBJ keeps showing up to hang out with his former coaches and teammates at every opportunity.

Am I reading more into this than exists?  It seems like an easy read to me. But time will tell.

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