“OBJ Is Coming”: Lamar Jackson Salutes 30 Y/O Free Agent’s $18,000,000 Decision Amidst Aaron Rodgers Agony

Published 04/10/2023, 1:51 AM EDT

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After months of speculation, Odell Beckham Jr is no longer a free agent. The explosive wide receiver has chosen the franchise that will bring him back into the NFL after more than a year on the sidelines. Even Lamar Jackson could not help but salute the free agent’s $18 million decision. Aaron Rodgers, on the other hand, will be heartbroken after missing out on a reliable offensive outlet.

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OBJ hasn’t played in the NFL since winning the Super Bowl more than a year ago. But now, the wait is over and fans finally know which colors he will don when the football season kicks off in a few months.

Lamar Jackson dials up Odell Beckham Jr 

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Odell Beckham Jr has finally found a franchise to play for. The Super Bowl champion WR is going to the Baltimore Ravens. OBJ has signed a one-year deal worth up to $18 million with the Ravens, thus ending the long wait of the fans to see him back on the field after missing out on the entire 2022 season.

The deal has also drawn attention from the estranged Ravens QB Lamar Jackson. He might be wanting out of the franchise, but he dialed OBJ to salute him for his move. Jackson posted a photo of their call on Instagram. It would be interesting to know what exactly the conversation was between the two of them.

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OBJ won the Super Bowl LVI with the Los Angeles Rams in February 2022, but he also tore his ACL during the same game. Since then, he has got himself linked with numerous teams, including the New York Jets. At the end of the saga, here is a look at how everything came together.

Agony for the Jets and Aaron Rodgers 

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Odell Beckham Jr chose the Ravens, and the news comes as a heartbreak for the New York franchise. The Jets are trying to assemble a dream team to tear down the playoff barrier. They have made a few moves to strengthen their team in all departments to give incoming QB Aaron Rodgers a great chance of taking them to the promised land. But now, they will have to look beyond OBJ for an offensive outlet. 

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The Jets haven’t made it to the postseason since the 2010 season under head coach Rex Ryan. They want to change that and are leaving no stone unturned to make that possible. The franchise is still negotiating with the Green Bay Packers to finalize a trade package for Rodgers. They would surely want to speed it up after missing out on OBJ. 

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The Ravens have signed their wide receiver, but their QB problem persists. Will this signing prompt Jackson to reconsider his trade request and sign a new deal? Will OBJ convince Jackson to stay for another year? What do you think? Do let us know in the comments.

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Shivam Pratap Singh

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Shivam Pratap Singh is a seasoned NFL writer at Essentially Sports. With a master's degree in international and area studies from a prestigious university, Shivam leverages his academic background to gain a deeper understanding of the global impact of sports. Shivam's passion for football developed early in his career as a writer.
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