2023-04-10 · 3 min read · NFL/Football
Ravens sign Odell OBJ Beckham to a one-year contract

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One of the most high-profile free agents is officially off the board as the Baltimore Ravens signed Odell Beckham to a one-year deal on Sunday.
Reports indicate the former New York Giant, Cleveland Brown, and Los Angeles Ram receiver could make up to $18 million in 2023 after sitting out the previous campaign.
The deal includes a $13.835 million signing bonus, a $1.165 million base salary and $3 million in base incentives, with the veteran making a minimum of $15 million and, at most, $18 million.
Beckham hadn’t played a game since tearing his ACL in Super Bowl LVI when the Los Angeles Rams captured the title at home to the Cincinnati Bengals.
His name has been brought up a lot throughout the offseason, and the question for Baltimore now is, will this move be enough to entice Lamar Jackson to change his mind and stay?
Jackson requested a trade from Baltimore earlier this offseason.
The 30-year-old three-time Pro Bowler has been known for his spectacular catches and playmaking ability on the field, racking up 7,367 and 56 touchdowns with the Giants, Browns and Rams since he entered the league in 2014.
He averages 13.9 yards per reception, numbers the Ravens could desperately need next season.
John Harbaugh’s group was almost exclusively a running offence down last season’s stretch and struggled when Jackson was injured.
Baltimore has ranked dead last in the NFL regarding receiving yards by wideouts in three of the past four seasons (2019,2020, and 2022).
One of the teams caught off guard by this move was the New York Jets, who had planned to host Beckham over the long weekend, as he was reportedly supposed to go through a physical with the team and discuss what he could expect in an Aaron Rodgers-led offense, according to sources.
Before signing in Baltimore, Beckham visited with the Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants but couldn’t agree on the terms of a new deal.
The addition of Beckham is being well received by a former foe of his, Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey who once had an on-field altercation with the Louisiana native.
In 2019 Humphrey pinned down Beckham during a game and appeared to put his hands on his throat, something he apologized for after the game.
On Twitter, Humphrey wrote: 
The addition of Beckham is being well received by a former foe of his, Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey

Humphreys Official Twitter (@marlon_humphrey)

Beckham is the fastest player in NFL history to reach 100 career receptions (14 games) and is tied with Cowboys legend Michael Irvin for the most consecutive games with at least 90 yards receiving, doing it nine straight times in 2014.
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