The Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills kick off the 2022 NFL season this Thursday night in a matchup the sports world has been looking forward to for months. It's the reigning Super Bowl champions vs. the favorites to hoist the Lomabardi Trophy this upcoming season, but both may be playing for something more than the first win of the new year.
On Tuesday, free-agent wide receiver and former Ram Odell Beckham Jr. tweeted this:
Whoever wins Thursday !!!!! 😈 😭 😉can’t wait … to all the boys goin into the season! May God bless u wit peace of mind and physical strength to endure the season. God watch over all my brothers this year let them shine and stay healthy !! LUV— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) September 6, 2022
When both fans and reporters replied to the tweet saying it appeared OBJ has decided to dedicate his services to Thursday night's victor, Beckham replied saying "half jokes," and that he's "just excited to watch."
Here's what he tweeted at CBS Sports NFL Insider Josina Anderson:
LOL JO don’t hold me 2 it! I only@half mean it, but these two teams are both just 😍😍… just sayin I think the two teams that are opening up the season could be playin each other again at the end…..— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) September 6, 2022
It's interesting, because while Beckham is joking about signing with the winner of Bills-Rams, they are two of the perceived favorites to land the wideout. Despite the Rams signing Allen Robinson in free agency, they have maintained that they want OBJ back. In fact, the Rams still have a in their locker room in Thousand Oaks.
As for the Bills, they somewhat appear to have turned into a pursuer of Beckham over the last month, as former Ram-turned-Bill pass-rusher Von Miller has . Bills general manager Brandon Beane even with adding Beckham.
"He's recovering like Tre [White] from an ACL," Beane said of Beckham. "He's a talented player. Show me a talented player I'm not checking into. I'm always going to do that and whether that is a trade for someone or letting a guy get healthy. Again, the cap factors into it too."