Odell Beckham could be a ‘perfect fit’ for the Ravens

Ravens, Odell Beckham (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Ravens, Odell Beckham (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Here we go again. The Baltimore Ravens seem to be one of the most popular landing spots for free agent wide receivers this offseason and could bring on Super Bowl champion Odell Beckham Jr. in 2022.

The Ravens were linked to OBJ earlier this summer and at one point had the second-best odds of landing the talented wideout.

Beckham stands out as the best remaining free agent wideout and has been rumored to join the Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts, among other teams, and there’s still a high chance he could re-sign with the Rams.

Beckham is coming off an ACL tear and may not recover until October or November of the 2022 season, which plays a large part in any team’s decision to acquire him.

NFL’s Marc Ross believes Beckham would flourish the most in Baltimore under the arm of Lamar Jackson as Beckham could return to the field at the perfect time for the Ravens.

“Ross said:

"For years, we’ve been talking about Lamar Jackson not having enough playmakers at the receiver position, so let’s bring OBJ in here. Get Odell ready for the stretch run where he can just be a big-play threat that Lamar needs to break games open.”"

The Baltimore Ravens and Odell Beckham Jr. are an unlikely but intriguing marriage

No one would deny that Beckham helped the Los Angeles Rams win the Super Bowl — some may even argue the Rams wouldn’t have gotten there without him.

Despite tearing his ACL in the championship game, Beckham recorded 21 catches for 288 yards and two touchdowns in the postseason, not to mention he posted a stellar 80.8 percent catch rate.

Beckham wouldn’t be able to make an impact early in the 2022 season, but a well-run team like the Ravens wouldn’t need him to.

Similar to his role last year in Los Angeles, Beckham could merely serve as a big-play threat toward the end of Baltimore’s season and in the playoffs, giving Jackson a reliable pass-catcher to get crucial downs and score game-winning touchdowns on the big stage.

That way, Devin Duvernay and James Proche get their deserved time to develop in the offense throughout the season, but come December (assuming the Ravens make the playoffs) Beckham can step in as the high-impact playmaker to give Baltimore an extra oomph of offensive firepower.

All this, of course, is simple in theory but may not practically pan out, and the Ravens don’t seem to be the least bit worried about their wide receiver corps at the moment.

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The Ravens and OBJ would be an unlikely marriage in 2022, but it would also be one of the most intriguing for how Beckham could potentially shape the team’s passing attack.