The Buffalo Bills have been linked to free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for over a year, as superstar edge rusher Von Miller publicly campaigned to get his former Los Angeles Rams teammate to join him in Orchard Park throughout the 2022 NFL season.
While the possibility of landing the three-time Pro Bowler died down once the playoffs started last season, as it became clear Beckham wasn’t fully healed from his ACL surgery to contribute on the field right away, Buffalo was one of the dozen teams in attendance for Beckham’s private workout earlier this month.
Beckham impressed suitors in Arizona on March 10, but he remains a free agent, which seemed largely due to the fact that he’s demanding a $20 million salary, a tough sell for a 30-year-old veteran who hasn’t played a snap since Super Bowl LVI in February 2021. However, Beckham tried to clear the air on Saturday, March 18, claiming that he never asked for such a high contract.
“I’m just so confused where the quote is from me tht said I want 20…..😭🙄all I’m sayin is 4 AINT enough,” he tweeted, a message which turned heads on the social media app.
An update from @obj: pic.twitter.com/5vuyZVNtIZ
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2023
While NFL Network‘s Tom Pelissero reported that Beckham made “no financial demands” following his workout, the former first-round pick from the 2014 NFL Draft is clearly not enjoying getting what he feels is lowball offers. He tweeted on March 16 that “he’s down to bargain” but added, “These people see the number on the screen and have no understand as to how much of that money do we actually see! Nah im gooooood… but sheeeed why would I not wanna get paid the max when I kno what I bring and what I can make for an organization ?”
Beckham no doubt has the ability to be a difference-maker on a team. He’s recorded 531 receptions for 7,367 yards and 56 touchdowns over the past eight seasons of his NFL career, and he likely would’ve been named Super Bowl MVP had he not gotten injured mid-game. However, due to his age and anticipated rust, it makes sense for suitors to offer him an initial prove-it …read more