Odell Beckham Jr. has not played an NFL down since he suffered a torn ACL for the Los Angeles Rams in their Super Bowl victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Feb. 2022. Many believed he would return at the end of the 2022 season, but he ultimately never signed with a team.
It has now been 13 months since he last played on an NFL team, but interest around the league to sign him would still be significant. Beckham had 21 catches for 288 yards and two touchdowns in the four playoff games he suited up for in L.A.
Beckham will reportedly use this week to prove to teams he is fully healthy and ready to return to play before choosing a team to sign with, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network:
Free-agent WR Odell Beckham Jr. will hold a workout for NFL teams Friday in Arizona, per sources.
Beckham is now more than 13 months removed from ACL reconstruction, ready to play … and free to sign at any time. pic.twitter.com/Twp2uX0U2f
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 9, 2023
This report does not say which teams will be in attendance, but it’s likely that the Rams would be a team with interest. Although general manager Les Snead has said that the team’s focus is related to the salary cap, L.A. is reportedly comfortable moving on from Allen Robinson.
Without Robinson, the Rams would be in need of a secondary wide receiver behind Cooper Kupp. Beckham filled that role perfectly when he was in L.A., and it’s that success that made him a highly sought-after receiver target towards the end of last season.
Beckham is a three-time Pro-Bowler (2014-16), a two-time All-Pro second-team member in 2015 and 2016, and was the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2014. Injuries have held Beckham back from turning his scorching start into a perennial All-Pro career.
The electric wide receiver has played just two full seasons since 2016, only suiting up for four games in 2017, 12 in 2018 and seven in 2020. He missed the entirety of the 2022 season, bringing his total games played up to 53 in the last six seasons.
Robinson one of several players with permission to seek trade
Robinson, Leonard Floyd and Jalen Ramsey are all expected to be on the trade block in some form this offseason. The first two have been given permission to seek out their own trades, while Ramsey has been rumored to be “very likely” to be traded, potentially beginning a Rams rebuild.