Before star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. suffered a brutal knee injury in the Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl LVI matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals, it was clear to most people watching that Beckham was set to dominate the game. And now, Beckham is going out and saying it clearly.
During an interview with Peter King for his latest Football Morning in America column, Odell Beckham Jr. boldly claimed that he would have had 15 catches for maybe 250 yards and that the final score would have been much more lopsided as a result.
“People have no idea what I was actually gonna do that day,” Beckham told King. “It was gonna be the day where I catch 15 balls, maybe 250 yards. The game plan was for me. We would’ve beat [the Bengals] 42-17.”
When he left the game just a few minutes before halftime, Beckham had two catches for 52 yards and a touchdown. So while it might be a stretch to think he would have had 13 more catches for another 198 yards in just over a half of football, he was set to make an impact on the team.
As it stands, though, the Rams still defeated the Bengals to win the Super Bowl title. And now, Beckham will have a chance to face the Bengals twice this season, giving himself a chance to live up to his words.