2. The Odell Beckham signing has not helped the Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens not only signed Odell Beckham, they gave him some real money. A lot of the cap hit will be shifted towards next year, but it will hurt to see if his production remains this poor. Right now, Beckham has nine catches for 113 yards. He missed weeks three and four with an injury after coming out early in week two.
Then, in week five he was brought back in for a pretty big role, but saw a target in his direction get intercepted in the end zone to help win the game for the Steelers. In week six he saw his snap count reduced more than he did in his return. It was a sign that the team is not quite comfortable with where he stands in his recovery from the injury.
Right now, Beckham is averaging 1.14 yards per route run. This is down from his career rate, which is 2.1. In 2021, his yards per route run was 1.57, and the year prior, it was 1.79. This had been trending down in this direction recently, but the injuries may have escalated the drop.
Will Beckham continue this level of production, or did the injury impact things? Could we see a healthier, more involved Odell Beckham down the stretch? Right now, the price is not meeting the value he is providing the Ravens.