10 bold predictions for LA Rams 2024 offseason

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7: The Rams will re-sign former WR Odell Beckham Jr.

The LA Rams have had a bit of a track record in reuniting with former players who spend a season or two elsewhere, but are quite happy to re-sign with the LA Rams. I believe the next former Rams player who returns to the fold could very likely be veteran WR Odell Beckham Jr.

OBJs most successful chapter in his nine NFL seasons since leaving the New York Giants was the half season spent playing for the LA Rams. And as far as postseason competition, nothing over his nine years comes anywhere close to the success he enjoyed with the Rams offense.

OBJ joined the LA Rams mid-season in 2021, and truly had to learn the Rams offense on the fly. Even with limited knowledge of the playbook, he managed to haul in 27 of 48 passes thrown his was for 305 yards and five touchdowns. But that was just the beginning. In the 2022 NFL Playoffs, he added 21 of 26 catches for 288 yards and two more touchdowns. If not for an ACL injury before halftime in Super Bowl LVI, he would have piled up well over 100 yards and multiple touchdowns.

But history was written another way for his NFL career.

While he had a rather successful 2023 season with the Baltimore Ravens, he was completely ignored by the Ravens offense in the playoffs. In two games, he was only targeted seven times, catching four passes for 34 yards. And we all know that if you ignore OBJ in the game plan, he loses interest rather quickly.

OBJ checks all of the boxes for the LA Rams needs at the WR position for 2024. And in many ways, WR Demarcus Robinson played a role in the Rams offense that Odell Beckham Jr. filled in 2021.

The Ravens agreed to pay OBJ $15 million for one year in 2023. At that price, he is highly unlikely to be extended. Current salary projections for OBJ have his 2024 salary nearly at $12 million per year. I do not expect any team to meet that price. In fact, I believe that the LA Rams could re-sign him to a two-year deal that starts at $12 million and hold incentive clauses to earn an additional $4 million.

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