The Rams just keep finding a way to add big-name talent to their roster.
Los Angeles agreed Thursday to sign wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who was released by the Browns earlier in the week. He is in his eighth NFL season and has posted five seasons of 1,000 or more receiving yards in his career.
Beckham wanted out of Cleveland as he struggled to find chemistry with quarterback Baker Mayfield. He was only seeing 5.7 targets per game. Now, he’ll compete for balls with Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, Tyler Higbee and Van Jefferson as he looks to warm to Matthew Stafford.
Here’s how much money Beckham will be making as he joins a loaded Rams receiving corps.
Odell Beckham Jr. contract details
Per NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the Rams and Odell Beckham Jr. have agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $4.25 million.
The #Rams gave WR Odell Beckham Jr a 1-year deal worth up to $4.25M, source said.
— $500K signing bonus
— $750K for the rest of the season
— Another $3M available in team-based incentives for how they finish the regular season and the postseason.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 12, 2021
Beckham would have been due $7.25 million had he been claimed off waivers, so the Rams are getting a discount.
The contract will not only give Beckham a chance to compete for a Super Bowl with the Rams, but it will also allow him to hit the free-agent market in the 2022 offseason.
Odell Beckham Jr. career earnings
Per OverTheCap.com, Beckham has made $75,365,198 during his eight-year career. That includes more than $51.3 million that was guaranteed at signing during his rookie contract and subsequent contract extension with the Giants.
Beckham signed a five-year, $90 million extension with the Giants in 2018. That deal was supposed to have up to $65 million in year-to-year guarantees, but Beckham and the Browns renegotiated it as part of his release. The balance on his 2021 contract was $7.25 million and the final two years of the contract were voided.
Beckham, the 12th overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, signed a four-year, $10.4 million rookie contract. He made $8.46 million in 2018 on his fourth-year option before his five-year extension kicked in.