Although many think that Los Angeles Rams‘ receiver Odell Beckham Jr. re-injured his knee during Super Bowl LVI against the Cincinnati Bengals this February, the man himself says otherwise.
During a post on his Twitter account Saturday night, Beckham claims that he played the whole back half of the 2021-22 NFL season without an ACL.
Krazy thought … really played the whole back half of the season without an acl, and won a super bowl! God doesn’t misss, i swea
— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) July 3, 2022
Whether this is true or not, that means the Pro Bowl receiver either injured his knee before getting traded to or during the third year of his tenure with the Cleveland Browns. If this is the case, how would he pass a physical with the Rams? Well, according to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, many teams’ examinations usually don’t entail a full-blown MRI unless there’s a reason for it.
The bombshell statement also means that Beckham (seen above at Super Bowl Media Day in February) didn’t exactly injure his knee at SoFi Stadium but simply lost stability in his knee, forcing him to sit out the rest of the second half of the Super Bowl. While he’s had surgery on his knee this offseason, Beckham is still waiting for his next destination while a majority of big-name free agents have already been snatched off the market.
Are teams concerned that he won’t be ready? Who knows.
If his tweet is true, despite having a bad knee, Beckham caught two balls for 52 yards and a touchdown in the first half before sitting out the rest of the Rams’ victory over the Bengals. Former teammate Von Miller signed with the Buffalo Bills this offseason despite losing a step or two. It may be only a matter of time until Beckham is swooped off the market—maybe with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or as a replacement for Tyreek Hill in Kansas City.