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Free-agent large receiver Odell Beckham Jr. might not have altered his perceived worth regardless of lacking the whole 2022 NFL season whereas recovering from a torn ACL.
Professional Soccer Speak’s Mike Florio reported Saturday that Beckham is seeking to signal a deal price $20 million yearly.
That is about what ESPN’s Adam Schefter floated as his monetary goal in November. He wrote how some across the league have been “predicting that his eventual compensation bundle could possibly be comparable on a prorated foundation to among the free-agent offers signed final offseason by fellow large receivers akin to Chris Godwin and Mike Williams, every of whom makes a median of $20 million per yr.”
The Dallas Cowboys have been linked with Beckham all through final season, although they finally signed T.Y. Hilton to fortify their receiving corps. The franchise seems to nonetheless be open to a doable partnership, per Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning Information:
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Some within the Cowboys group weren’t positive how severe OBJ was about his return final yr. He wasn’t wholesome so it like he was simply enjoying video games. However this can be a severe try now to show he can play. It is a threat.
Granted, the Cowboys reportedly weren’t among the many groups that attended the 30-year-old’s personal exercise final week.
On Sunday, NFL Community’s Tom Pelissero reported groups have reached out to Beckham’s representatives however that no formal provides or contract calls for have been made.
It is going to be attention-grabbing to see the ultimate construction of no matter deal the 5’11” pass-catcher indicators.
Beckham’s tenure with the Cleveland Browns got here to a disappointing conclusion, however he seemed good after signing with the Los Angeles Rams. He was significantly efficient throughout their Tremendous Bowl run, catching 21 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns.
The three-time Professional Bowler gave the impression to be on a path towards incomes one other huge payday earlier than struggling the second main knee damage of his NFL profession.
A $20 million common wage would tie Beckham for the 12th-highest amongst large receivers. Whereas that is removed from the elite tier, it will be a large quantity to present a participant with OBJ’s damage issues.