Lamar Jackson lauds $15m WR Odell Beckham Jr.’s Ravens minicamp performance: “He looked pretty good out there”

Before flirting with several teams and later ending up with the Baltimore Ravens, the veteran wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. remained in hot waters due to his prolonged injuries alongside legal issues regarding the allegation of putting his hand around a woman’s neck at a club located in Santa Monica, however, he finally got rid of the case after an intense investigation.

Beckham couldn’t join the Ravens starting quarterback Lamar Jackson in optional team activities following the successful trade, nevertheless, he grabbed the attention of the QB after the end of the team’s mandatory minicamp.

Lamar Jackson hails Odell Beckham Jr.’s performance

Odell was one of few players included in Jackson’s wishlist before he finalized the whopping deal with the Ravens and the 2019 NFL MVP heaped praise on the veteran wide receiver during his media session on the second day of the team’s mandatory minicamp.

“Odell is a legend to a lot of us. What he did early in his career and the past year when he was with the Rams and stuff like that. Odell is him, one of those guys so it means a lot,” said Lamar.

Despite not playing after a ACL tear during the Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl victory at the end of the 2021 NFL season, the three-time Pro Bowler’s hands and route running prowess got praised by the MVP-winning quarterback.

“I think he looked pretty smooth. Crisp routes, great hands as everybody know, he can catch the ball. He looked pretty good out there,” he stated.

How much did the Ravens pay Beckham Jr.?

Reportedly, Beckham was demanding $20 million per season to stay in Baltimore, albeit the WR later took Twitter to clear the rumor saying he never asked for the amount; he just wanted to say four million per season was not enough for him.

However, the Ravens team decided to keep OBJ enrolled in the roster by offering him a lucrative deal worth 15 million dollars guaranteed at signing for one season, with the possibility of achieving up to $18 million dollars after some individual performance-based incentives included in the contract.

The 30-year-old possesses three incentives worth up to $3 million, each one is worth up to $1 million dollars and they are based on three factors: Catches, Yards, and touchdowns.

Prolonged injuries and personal issues have hindered the production of the former All-Pro WR in recent seasons, however, his joining forces with Lamar could provide a fresh start and new opportunities for both players to thrive as well as lead the Ravens to an upward trajectory.

How excited are you to see the duo glorifying the football field? You can share your thoughts with us in the comments.


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Maliha works as a content writer in Sportszion specializing in NFL and NBA. She has completed her graduation and post-graduation, majoring in MIS (Management Information Systems). She loves analyzing sports and keeping fans updated with the latest sport buzzes.


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