Odell Beckham Jr. has message for doubters ahead of his NFL return

Beckham, 30, set to play again after missing the entire 2022 season.

by Dzevad Mesic
Odell Beckham Jr. has message for doubters ahead of his NFL return

Odell Beckham Jr. sounds extremely confident ahead of his NFL comeback as he believes he can still play at a high level. Beckham, 30, suffered a torn ACL injury during Super Bowl LVI in 2022 February. After missing the entire last season, Beckham signed with the Baltimore Ravens as a free agent this offseason.

When Beckham signed with the Los Angeles Rams in 2021, he made an impact in a short time and played a big role in the Rams making it all the way that year. But after missing the entire 2022 season due to a major injury and turning 30, some are not quite sure if Beckham can return to his old form.

“I’m excited, but I’m also very determined and hungry. So through the smiles there’s still this, ‘I really want this badly.’ I’m ready to be great, ready to be excellent again," Beckham told ESPN.

Beckham dismisses his doubters

“The doubts are for whoever has them to have them, but it’s not what enters my mind and my body. I know what I can do," Beckham added. When Beckham signed with the Ravens in April, quarterback Lamar Jackson's future in Baltimore was still in doubt.

“Lamar, if you’re watching, I would love to get to work with you. The goal is to come here and have that possibility to play with him. I’m excited about that opportunity. My thoughts would be that he would be here.

I know that these two [General Manager Eric DeCosta and Head Coach John Harbaugh] want him to be here. At the end of the day, that’s going to be up to them," Beckham said after signing with the Ravens. On May 1st, the Ravens agreed on a new multiyear deal with Jackson and the quarterback got his money.

When that happened, Beckham got his wish granted as in 2023 he will have the opportunity to catch passes from Jackson. It remains to be seen how well can Beckham do in his first season with the Ravens.

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