Odell Beckham Jr. Joins Rams After Weighing Offer From the Packers

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Odell Beckham Jr. Joins Rams After Weighing Offer From the Packers

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UPDATE — It’s the Rams:

The rest of our original post, which highlights the back-and-forth of what once felt like a never-ending saga, is below.

Justin Jefferson reportedly made one small request to Odell Beckham Jr., his fellow LSU product and NFL wide receiver.

Whether Jefferson’s words are taken into consideration when OBJ made his decision is unknown. And frankly, it’s probably irrelevant. Don’t get me wrong. We should always consider advice from good friends when it is applicable. But career choices are ones that must be made for one’s own sake. Even if it comes against the advice of a trusted friend.

Unfortunately, we simply don’t know what the decision will be. Because if Beckham follows Jefferson’s advice, he’ll do so and snub the Packers in the process. Which is what ESPN’s Adam Schefter is hearing:

But Schefter isn’t the only reporter on the hunt for a scoop:

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Odell Beckham Jr. is nearing an agreement to join the Los Angeles Rams. But NFL Network insider Kim Jones hears otherwise. Instead, Jones hears Beckham is weighing offers between the Rams and Packers. It’s a potential NFC Championship Game preview, but with a horse-race for a high-profile free agent receiver signing.

On the one hand, it’s not as if Hollywood needs more star-power. And it’s not like the Rams offense was short of pass-catching targets for Matthew Stafford. If it becomes officially official, adding the firepower of a three-time Pro Bowler with five 1,000-yard receiving seasons under his belt makes Sean McVay’s unit look more like a fully operational Death Star than it did before OBJ’s arrival.

But on the other hand, Aaron Rodgers doesn’t need more toys to play with in Green Bay. In fact, I can’t be alone in thinking I’ve had enough of the Packers reign atop the NFC. It doesn’t matter that they’ve made just one Super Bowl in Rodgers’ time. I’m at a point where their mere presence in the conversation bugs me. Enough already!

If I had a third hand, I’d throw it up in disgust because I’ve grown weary of OBJ-centric drama. November is just 11 days old, and yet it’s been a turbulent month for Beckham. It began with a rocky situationship in Cleveland hitting mainstream at the NFL Trade Deadline, followed with Beckham’s subsequent release, and a litany of rumors featuring interested teams.

This will come to a head soon. But not soon enough for me.

OK, fine. This made me chuckle:


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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.