3 stats to know about Baltimore Ravens signing Odell Beckham Jr.
The Baltimore Ravens surprised some fans and satisfied others when they announced that they signed Odell Beckham Jr. to a new contract. The deal seems like a lot off of the cuff, but when you dig into it, it can be affordable. Beyond that, it gives the Ravens a wide receiver they have needed.
What are some important notes to understand about Odell Beckham Jr.
3. Odell Beckham was playing much better with the Rams
Odell Beckham missed the entire 2022 season, but when you consider he tore his ACL in the Super Bowl, it does make sense. That is a long time away from week one, and people act like because it was last season, it means a similar timeframe.
So, Beckham was not fully recovered until about the Super Bowl of this year. There is a reason for concern, but the thought should be that he is much healthier now, and the healthiest he has been since the Super Bowl.
If you remember, he had 52 yards and a touchdown early in that game and looked like the best player on the field. He averaged 3.71 yards per route run in the Super Bowl and 2.55 yards per route run in the post-season run. That was vintage Beckham, as he spent his entire Giants career averaging over two yards per route. Then, in Cleveland, he never had a season that high. His best rate with the Browns was 1.81 in 2019.
When he was traded from the Browns to the Rams his YPRR went from 1.34 to 1.68. Of course, it was even better in the playoffs. It is fair to think that he has not played at a high level for a consistent stretch for a bit. At the same time, he was high-level on the Giants and Rams, just was not on the Browns. The thought is that because he is now over a year removed from the ACL that he can be that player that he was in the Super Bowl again.