Odell Beckham Jr is amongst the best wide receivers in the NFL at present. The 27-year-old is a 6-season veteran and plies his trade with AFC franchise Cleveland Browns. He played college football for LSU, which was the same university where his father played running back and his mother competed in track events.
Following his time with ‘The Tigers’, OBJ entered the 2014 NFL draft and became the New York Giants’ top draft pick at 12th overall.
At the MetLife Stadium, the Giants offered Odell Beckham Jr the No.13 jersey, and he slotted him into a starting role. Following 5 seasons with the New York Giants, Beckham Jr moved to the Cleveland Browns, where he continued to play in the No.13 jersey.
OBJ came into the Browns franchise along with Olivier Vernon in exchange for Jabrill Peppers, Kevin Zeitler, and the Browns’ prime picks in the 2019 Draft. His 2019 campaign left plenty to be desired along with the entire franchise as a whole. He surpassed 1,000 receiving yards on the season and underwent core-muscle surgery when it was all said and done.
The Cleveland Browns picked themselves up in a massive way in the 2020 season despite Beckham Jr getting sidelined. He was placed on injured reserve on October 27, 2020, after a torn ACL ended his season. Beckham finished the 2020 season with 23 catches for 319 yards and four touchdowns plus two rushes for 73 yards and a rushing touchdown in the seven games he played.
Odell Beckham Jr has played 75 NFL games as per NFL.com. 59 of these games came with the New York Giants and 16 for the Cleveland Browns. Across these 75 NFL games, the wide receiver made 464 receptions and received for 6,511 yards.
Beckham Jr’s longest receiving touchdown (89 yards) came in his maiden season with the Browns. As a wide receiver, Beckham Jr has notched up 48 NFL touchdowns.
The wide receiver has featured in only one playoff game in his career. Here he made 4 receptions and received for 28 yards. Beckham Jr has claimed a plethora of achievements over the course of his NFL career. As per Pro-Football-Reference, he has been part of 3 Pro-Bowls (2014-2016).
In his rookie season, Odell Beckham Jr set multiple NFL records. He snapped the record for most games (4) with at least 10 receptions. Also, the 27-year-old is the NFL’s only player to cross 1,300 receiving yards, having played only 12 games.
Additionally, he holds the record for the most receiving yards in his rookie and sophomore seasons with 2,744, beating Randy Moss by 18 yards.
Furthermore, the wide receiver set a series of fastest ever records. Presently, Odell Beckham Jr holds the record for the fastest 100 (14 games) 150 (21 games) 200 (30 games) and is tied for first for 250 (38 games) NFL receptions. Also, the wide receiver is the quickest NFL player to reach 3,000(30 games), 4,000, and 5,000 (54 games) receiving yards.
The wide receiver has a net worth of $25 million as per Celebrity Net Worth. Beckham Jr signed a $95 million 5 year contract with the New York Giants in 2018 with a total of $65 million in guarantees. The deal made him the highest-paid WR in the history of the NFL. A year later, the Giants traded the wide receiver to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for Jabrill Peppers, Kevin Zeitler, and the Browns’ first and third-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft.
As per Spotrac, the wide receiver is all set to earn a whopping $14 million for the 2020 NFL season. Should Odell Beckham Jr see out his contract with the Cleveland Browns until the end of the 2023 NFL season, he will receive a total of $77 million over the course of his time with the franchise.
The three-time Pro Bowl winner has made 487 Receptions for 6,830 Receiving yards as of his placement on injured reserve in the 2020 season. Moreover, he comes in with other career statistics with 2 Passing touchdowns, 51 Receiving Touchdowns, and 14.0 Yards per reception.
Additionally, highlights and awards career-wise include two-time Second-team All-Pro wins in 2015 and 2016. What’s more, pre-NFL accomplishments include First-team All-American and All-SEC in 2013. Moreover, 2014 saw an NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year victory.
Odell Beckham Jr pledged a sum of $500,000 following the floods in his home state of Louisiana in September 2016.
In 2016, as part of the NFL’s ‘My Cause My Cleats’ Odell Beckham Jr turned up in the ‘Make-A-Wish’ Foundation’s cleats in game week 13. A year later, the current Cleveland Browns wide receiver helped in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Here he pledged a sum of $100,000 and invited people to donate via a link on GoFundMe Charity.
In collaboration with the ‘Make-A-Wish’ Foundation as per ESPN, Beckham Jr visited a 9-year-old, Jayro Ponce, in hospital.
Odell who rushes across the field with a football in his hands rushed through selfies managing to be part of 250 in 20 minutes as he attempted to raise money for local food banks. As part of the challenge based on a northjersey.com report, ‘Crest’ would donate money to ‘Shop-Rite Partners in Caring’ for every selfie taken.
Odell Beckham Jr served as the face of shampoo brand ‘Head & Shoulders’ in his sophomore NFL season as per ESPN.
In 2017, Odell Beckham Jr inked a 5-year shoe deal with Nike as per nicekicks.com. The deal is worth $29 million but can converge on a figure of $48 million should certain conditions be met. At the time it was branded as the most lucrative shoe deal for an NFL player.
Furthermore, Odell Beckham Jr teamed up with Dunkin’ in 2016 as part of their music video campaign for Cold Brew Coffee.
Additionally, in 2019, Odell Beckham Jr partnered with watch brand Daniel Wellington as their icon.
|Weight||5 ft 11 in|
|Endorsements||Nike, Head, and Shoulders, Daniel Wellington, Dunkin’, EA Sports, Lenovo, Steiner Sports, Foot Locker|
|Residence||Manhattan, New York City|
|Major Achievements||NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2014) |
3-time Pro Bowl (2014-2016)
2-time Second-team All-Pro (2015, 2016)
First-team All-American (2013)
First-team All-SEC (2013)