The Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills kick off the 2022 NFL season on Thursday night in a matchup that many believe could be a Super Bowl preview. The reigning Super Bowl champions against the favorites to hoist the Lombardi Trophy this upcoming season, but both may be playing for something more than just their first win of the season.
On Tuesday, free-agent wide receiver and former Rams’ Odell Beckham Jr. tweeted that he could sign with the winner of Thursday’s season opener:
When both fans and reporters replied to the tweet saying it appeared OBJ has decided to dedicate his services to Thursday night’s victor, Beckham replied saying “half jokes,” and that he’s “just excited to watch.”
Here’s what he tweeted at CBS Sports NFL Insider Josina Anderson:
While Beckham might be just ‘half-joking’, it is interesting because the Bills and Rams are the two favorites to land the wide receiver. Despite the Rams signing Allen Robinson in free agency, they have maintained their interest in bringing OBJ back. In fact, they still have a fully prepared locker room ready for him at their team facility.
As for the Bills, they somewhat appear to have turned into a pursuer of Beckham over the last month, as former Ram-turned-Bill pass-rusher Von Miller has recruited OBJ via social media. Bills general manager Brandon Beane even sounds like he would be on board with adding Beckham.
“He’s recovering like Tre [White] from an ACL,” Beane said of Beckham. “He’s a talented player. Show me a talented player I’m not checking into. I’m always going to do that and whether that is a trade for someone or letting a guy get healthy. Again, the cap factors into it too.”