YouTube TV Sunday Ticket Pricing, Lamar Jackson Recruited Odell Beckham Jr., and Other NFL Bullets
On Tuesday morning, YouTube announced their pricing for the newly acquired NFL Sunday Ticket package. So, here’s what you need to know:
- Beginning today, fans can sign up for the out-of-market game package. Between now and June 6, subscribers can take advantage of a $100 discount on the yearly package for Sunday Ticket. YouTube is also offering a Sunday Ticket-RedZone bundle. Here’s how the pricing breaks down:
- So, if you’re a YouTube TV subscriber and purchase your package between now and June 6, it will cost you $289 with RedZone and $249 without RedZone. For non-subscribers purchasing between now and June 6, it will cost $389 with RedZone and $349 without RedZone.
- However, in the final season of DirectTV’s 28-year run, Sunday Ticket cost $300 and up to $400 bundled with the satellite carrier’s version of RedZone. So, if you’re a YouTube TV subscriber and take advantage of the pre-sale between now and June 6, you’ll get the Sunday Ticket-RedZone bundle for $111 less than DirecTV’s 2022 price for the same bundle. Even after June 6, you’ll get the same bundle for $11 less than you could have with DirecTV in 2022.
- Non-YouTube TV subscribers can purchase the stand-alone Sunday Ticket and/or Red Zone bundle as stand-alone offerings on YouTube Primetime Channels. However, not only do YouTube TV subscribers receive a significant discount, they’ll get more features.
- According to Daniel Kaplan of The Athletic: “On YouTube TV, features include being able to view four games at once (including the local contest), unlimited DVR storage, personalized recommendations, the choice to view key plays, NFL fantasy data, real-time stats and “hide spoilers.” Hide spoilers is a settings function that turns off other game scores crossing the screen.”
- If you’re like me, you’re probably asking yourself why the Ravens overpaid for Odell Beckham Jr. Sure, the $15 million guaranteed came in under the number initially reported ($20 million) to be his asking price. But still, that’s a lot of money for a wide receiver whose last 1,000-yard season came in 2019.
- A report on Monday (Ian Rapoport) could explain the Ravens’ motivation to give Beckham the money he was looking for but probably won’t play up to in 2023. According to Rapoport, there was “a clear understanding” throughout Beckham’s negotiation that the quarterback throwing to him next season is “probably gonna be Lamar.” Rapoport said that Lamar Jackson and Odell Beckham Jr. were together in Miami, celebrating the new partnership.
- Rapoport said that Lamar recruited OBJ despite his contract situation being up in the air. However, this is just another sign that Lamar will be in Baltimore in 2023.
- So, we can finally put the Lamar Jackson saga conversation on hold until this summer, when the deadline to sign the franchise tag rolls around.
- One thing is for sure; the Ravens are excited about Odell Beckham Jr. joining them in Baltimore next season. Cornerback Marlon Humphrey shared a screenshot of an interesting group conversation with “Gussie Busch,” who I’m guessing is Gus Edwards.
- The Buffalo Bills are bringing Shaq Lawson back. NFL Media’s Mike Garofolo reported that Lawson signed a one-year deal this morning. Lawson played 15 games with the Bills last season, with six tackles for loss, nine QB hits, and 3.5 sacks. Lawson was a first-round Bills pick in 2016 but has spent time with the Dolphins and Jets between his two stints in Buffalo. In 93 career games, Lawson has picked up 25.0 sacks, 40 tackles for loss, and 70 QB hits.
- Significant news on the business side of things in the NFL world:
- Okay, so that’s pretty cool!
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