The Baltimore Ravens shocked the world by signing Odell Beckham Jr.
Not only did no one think they were that serious about him, given their history of not signing wide receivers, but it also seemed like he was ready to play for the New York Jets.
However, the most surprising part about OBJ’s deal with the Ravens was the fact that they actually gave him $15 million guaranteed.
We’re talking about the very same team that won’t give their MVP quarterback the guaranteed money he’s looking for in his next deal, yet they overpay for a wide receiver who missed all of last season and has suffered two major injuries on the same knee.
That’s why Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe believes there’s something odd about this deal:
An anonymous agent calls OBJ’s $15M deal un-Raven like and ‘crazy:’
“I didn’t think he could get this money guaranteed. Does OBJ have 1200-1300 yards and 7-10 TDs in him?” — @ShannonSharpe pic.twitter.com/0XO2yrRjXz
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) April 11, 2023
“I didn’t think he could get this money guaranteed. Does OBJ have 1200-1300 yards and 7-10 TDs in him?” Sharpe asked on “Undisputed”.
For starters, it’s crazy that OBJ had agreed to play for the Ravens, even knowing that Lamar Jackson wants to be traded.
Also, it’s crazy to think that Beckham, as good a player as he is, could give any team 1200+ yards and 7+ scores next season.
An early report stated that OBJ actually gave the Jets a chance to match the Ravens’ offer, but no team was willing to go that high with him right now.
It doesn’t seem like OBJ cared who was going to throw him the football anymore, as the Ravens simply gave him the best opportunity to make a lot of money on a one-year contract.
So, maybe we shouldn’t read all that much into his decision at this point.NEXT: Odell Beckham Jr. Can Make Ravens History Right Away