Odell Beckham Jr. Strikes Into Action on Aaron Rodgers’ OBJ Demand to Jets

Published 03/15/2023, 10:44 AM EDT

USA Today via Reuters

With the tampering period ending and the legal free agency starting in a few hours, Aaron Rodgers has presented New York Jets with a few conditions if they want to secure him ahead of the 2023 NFL season. Odell Beckham Jr. is one of the conditions. And OBJ has already started responding to the reports on Twitter.

The coveted free-agent wide receiver has been in the market since last year, after injuring his knee in the Super Bowl LVI clash against the Cincinnati Bengals. He got the ring later, but he still hasn’t found his next team. OBJ and Rodgers’ friendship is no secret, and a team-up looks possible.

Aaron Rodgers wants a few of his BFFs to come along


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In the latest developments of the Aaron Rodgers to New York saga, the four-time league MVP has given his list of must-have players for Woody Johnson to acquire. According to ESPN’s Dianna Russini, A-Rod’s wish list “includes Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard, Marcedes Lewis, and Odell Beckham Jr.” And this isn’t the first time Rodgers has demanded his ‘glue guys’ be with him.

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New York Jets have already reportedly agreed to a four-year $44 million deal with Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard. And they have also made contact regarding the remaining two Green Bay Packers. OBJ is the only non-Packer on this list, although he does have an idea about the New York craze, having played for the Giants before.

OBJ got the message loud and clear. A-Rod needs him. And when a fan asked for OBJ’s confirmation, he replied with a cryptic emoji message.

And this isn’t even the first time OBJ has been linked with a move to the Jets.

Odell Beckham Jr. to Jets is a very real scenario based on Twitter to-and-fro

The former Los Angeles Rams wideout has recovered from his torn ACL in the 2022 title game, as was evident from his recent 13-day workout at Arizona State. And the Jets had their representatives there, tracking OBJ’s progress.

However, that wasn’t the biggest tell. It was ‘black magic’ connoisseur and New York Jets cornerback, Sauce Gardner.


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The Defensive Rookie of the Year recently posted a FaceTime video screenshot of Odell Beckham Jr. And he captioned the post, “Being the #1 recruiter in America is stressful.


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Sauce also teamed up with teammates Garrett Wilson and Breece Hall to convince Rodgers to quarterback the Jets next season. And it all depends on whether A-Rod is convinced about New York, or hanging it up altogether.



Soumyapriyo Ganguly

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Soumyapriyo Ganguly is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He holds a degree in Economics and Statistics from the Indian School of Business and Finance. Rivu is a sports nerd with his favorites being Soccer, American Football, Basketball, UFC, and Formula 1.

Edited By: Hitesh Nigam