Beckham confident Ravens can bring a home a title

BALTIMORE — Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. understands what it takes to win a championship.

The three-time Pro Bowler won a Super Bowl with the Rams in 2021 and now he’s part of a Ravens team that earned the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs.

Beckham  is confident Baltimore has the personnel to win another title.

“This is the best team I’ve ever been on in my entire life, I want to say,” Beckham said. “[It’s] definitely one of them. I had a crazy freshman [year] team in college, but this is the best team I’ve been on in the NFL ever in my entire life.” 

The Ravens signed Beckham to a one-year contract worth up to $18 million with incentives. He also received a $13.84 million signing bonus.

Beckham, 31, has caught 35 passes for 565 yards and three touchdowns. He has the ability to make big plays downfield, something the Ravens have lacked in previous years.

In a 56-19 victory over the Dolphins on Sunday, Beckham jumped above his defender and caught a deep pass from Lamar Jackson that was just over his head. Beckham was able to drag both feet before going out of bounds on the acrobatic catch. Miami unsuccessfully challenged the call, and the Ravens capitalized on a 1-yard touchdown run by Gus Edwards.

“Just make the play,” Beckham said. “To me, it feels like a routine play that there’s no way I shouldn’t make [it]. You have to make the most of your opportunities. There are so many people to feed on this team. [You] never know when it’s going to spin to you, so [I’m] just finding a way to make the most of my opportunities whenever they come. I have to take a look back at it again; I didn’t even know why we were reviewing it. I thought it was a for sure [catch]. I’ll take a look at it and let you know.”

That reception underscores the skill Beckham brings to the Ravens’ offense.

He is the fastest player since the 1970 merger to reach 1,000 (11 games), 2,000 (21 games) and 3,000 receiving yards (30 games), while also being the fastest player since the merger to notch 100 (14 games), 200 (30 games) and 300 receptions (45 games – tied with wide receiver Michael Thomas).

Beckham was also named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2o14.

Despite his individual success, Beckham is enjoying the team’s performance.

The goal now is to win a Super Bowl.

“I’ve played in the NFL for nine [or] 10 years now, [and I’ve] never done this. I’ve never been the No. 1 seed, [top of] the division or anything like that, so this is major,” Beckham said. “We have a great team here, top to bottom. It’s just a different group. We just have to keep feeding off this win, and we have a little bit of time [to] find ways to get it going.” 

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