Over the past several NFL seasons, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has been one of the most iconic and dominant wide receivers in the game. But it sounds like he will finally be ready to walk away from the league after this upcoming NFL season.
During a recent interview with Dan Pompei of The Athletic, Odell Beckham Jr. announced that he was planning for this upcoming NFL season to be his last in the league.
“I’m thinking like this is my last year,” Beckham said according to Dan Pompei of The Athletic. “I’m going to give it my all this year. And then if something happens after that, we can go from there.”
Beckham even said that he considered retiring after injuring his knee in the Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl victory over the Cincinnati Bengals following the 2021 season, but ultimately he decided to come back one more time.
“I went through a lot the last couple of years, and I thought it was over,” Beckham said. “I didn’t want to get back up on the horse and do the same song and dance all over again.
It’s a major announcement from one of the most iconic players in the league, and the NFL world had plenty to say about it on social media.
If he goes and has a career year but no SB no way he just retires right ??? https://t.co/uoYSqsHrqo
— Mgriffith093 (@Mgriffith093) July 24, 2023
A slightly above-average receiver who turned an unreal one-handed grab into millions. https://t.co/eu4D7YDtKb
— Mark (@Behavioristt) July 24, 2023
— Reggie Wilson (@ReggieWilsonTV) July 24, 2023
His knees are shot and he has spent more of his career either injured or sitting out the season waiting for a team to sign him. Call it a day https://t.co/ghK3f6ukcc
— steve bennett (@stevebe54409831) July 24, 2023
I feel like that’s not true
— Salley Mitchell (@SalleyBMitchell) July 24, 2023
This is like when bands do a “final tour”. He’ll be back, he’s just fishing for more attention since it’s been a few weeks since his name was in the media
— hfts (@forthesp0rts) July 24, 2023
We’ll have to see if Beckham is able to go out on top.