Odell Beckham Jr. returning to form

After being thrown on the scrap heap by the Cleveland Browns, Odell Beckham Jr. is proving he is not done with the Los Angeles Rams. 

The reports of his demise were greatly exaggerated. Odell Beckham Jr. was considered to be done and that he would not be able to contribute to an NFL team. Enter Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams. Los Angeles pounced on the opportunity to add Beckham after Cleveland decided they were better off without him. Hint, they aren’t. In what now looks like a colossal blunder by the Browns, Beckham has come back to life and is making impact plays for the Rams.

In six games for Los Angeles, Odell Beckham Jr. has 20 receptions for 248 yards and four touchdowns. Beckham is not the primary target in the passing game, but he doesn’t have to be, Cooper Kupp has excelled in that role all season long. All Beckham has to do is produce when called upon. Beckham’s four touchdowns since arriving in Los Angeles is more than any Browns pass catcher this season. David Njoku, Donovan Peoples- Jones, and Austin Hooper each have three touchdowns over 12 or more games, Beckham has more in just six. Beckham has four receiving touchdowns in five games, the most of any stretch dating back to Weeks 9-12 in the 2018 season.

The fact Odell Beckham Jr. is beginning to resemble his former self is quite the indictment on the Browns, mainly Baker Mayfield. Beckham is a positive contributor for Los Angeles while Cleveland’s passing game continues to plummet week after week. The Rams appear poised to be making a postseason run while the Browns are staring a losing season and missing the playoffs right in the face. It’s easy to wonder where Cleveland’s offense would be if they hadn’t decided to move on from their best receiver in the first place. Thanks to a move that looks worse as time goes on for the Browns, the Rams are getting valuable production from a player Cleveland they decided they were better off without. Too bad that is far from the truth.


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