NFL star Odell Beckham Jr. has spoken out about his attempted NFL comeback.
The three-time Pro Bowl receiver is trying to return to the NFL after a year out, and reports had been claiming that the 30-year-old was seeking one of the league’s priciest deals for his position.
On March 11, Beckham was still looking for a contract worth in the region of $20million annually, after that figure had previously emerged elsewhere, Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reported.
This figure, described by one fan as “delusional,” would have made him one of the top seven highest-paid receivers in the league annually.
Now a week on, Beckham has responded, admitting he’s “so confused” by the report.
He tweeted: “I’m just so confused where the quote is from me that said I want 20….. all I’m sayin is 4 AINT enough.”
While he didn’t specify which teams had offered him $4million, as he eluded to, it’s possible he was talking about his most recent team, the Los Angeles Rams.
After winning Super Bowl LVI as a member of the Rams, during which he suffered a torn ACL, Beckham visited the organization to discuss a return.
However, he left without a deal, and subsequently tweeted his frustration regarding the offer he received.
He wrote: “LA knows where I wanted to be… but they didn’t offer me…. ANYthing!
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“So idk what people want me to do, I def kno my worth and what the offer was isn’t reflective of that.
“So it’s tough to say that I can come on back even tho I thought I finally found that home !”
Later, he added in another tweet: “But YES LA treated me normal and special all in the same breath, we see how that played out! For both sides.
“I went out to win a [trophy] there knowin the risk of playin without an ACL… and then I got the lowest of low offers after that goin into the next season. Impossible”
However, Beckham later visited the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, and the Buffalo Bills, meaning theoretically one of these teams could also be responsible for the offer in question.
A former NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, Beckham spent the first four years of his career with the Giants, before a two-and-a-half-year stint with the Cleveland Browns, and a final half season with the Rams.
Now ready to return after his injury and subsequent surgery, Beckham recently worked out in front of representatives from between ten to fourteen teams in Arizona, per ESPN.
These reportedly included the Bills, Giants, Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, and the Baltimore Ravens.
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