Odell Beckham Jr. will play in Super Bowl 56. After years of tough times in New York only getting as far as the wild card round, followed by two and a half poor seasons in Cleveland, the superstar receiver has found his way to the pinnacle of the sport.
In November of 2021, Beckham was granted his release from the Browns after having a lot of discontent with the organization and particularly, quarterback Baker Mayfield. Soon after the release he signed with the Los Angeles Rams and joined their all-in to win now program.
Since signing, Beckham has had 8 games in the regular season where he caught 27 passes for 305 yards and 5 touchdowns. While that isn’t very substantial, his performances in the playoffs, particularly in the NFC championship game where he had 9 receptions for 113 yards, have been instrumental in bringing the Rams to the Super Bowl.
With the Super Bowl appearance locked in, Odell Beckham Jr. had a surprise for an LA-based youth football program founded by the Los Angeles Police Department.
Odell Beckham Jr. surprises the Watts Rams with Super Bowl tickets
Appearing on a video call during a team meeting, Odell Beckham Jr told the team “Everybody’d been handling their business, doing well in school, on and off the field, staying out of trouble. I just wanted to surprise y’all and let you know that I got around 19 tickets for you guys to go to the Super Bowl.”
Along with the Super Bowl tickets, Beckham added “Along with that man, Nike is a big-time partner and we got to have you looking right and swaggy for the Super Bowl so, there will be a care package from Nike as well.”
The news was greeted by a massive cheer as all the kids were ecstatic to hear that they’d be watching their hometown Rams play in the Super Bowl and get a trip to SoFi Stadium for the once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Beckham emphasizing the importance of keeping things clean and staying out of trouble off the field is exactly what the young team is all about. The organization is meant to create a bridge between the LA community and police relations through football.