When the Baltimore Ravens signed Odell Beckham Jr. to a one-year deal, they were hoping to get high-level production. So far, it has not been great. While the Ravens have been winning thanks to rookie Zay Flowers and Lamar Jackson, Beckham Jr. has been quiet in terms of production. Ahead of week 9, he talked about his 2023 struggles.
Baltimore Ravens Odell Beckham Jr. Talks 2023 Struggles
Currently, Beckham Jr. is third on the team in targets (26), fourth in receiving yards (162), and tied for fifth in receptions (14). Part of this is due to an ankle injury that sidelined him for a couple of games. The receiver recognized that he isn’t where he wants to be but because of the 6-2 record, he isn’t worried.
“Obviously not where I want to be, but when I signed here I said I wanted to come here and win a Super Bowl and win. We’re 6-2 and on the way to that. Just got to keep going, it’s a long season.”
The goal is a Super Bowl and the Ravens have put themselves in a position to make a legitimate run at the ultimate prize. I’m sure that Beckham Jr. would sacrifice some stats if it meant lifting the Lombardi trophy.
Top Of The AFC
The Ravens are joined by the Chiefs, Dolphins, and Jaguars atop the AFC. What gives more hope for the Ravens is they started off the year with a lot of injuries but were able to weather the storm. Now, they are getting key players back and others are having career years. We are only halfway through the season and a lot can happen but the Ravens have positioned themselves well for the number one seed in the conference. At that point, Beckham Jr.’s playoff experience could be essential for the team as they fight toward the Super Bowl.
Odell Beckham Jr. is not worried about his production and I doubt the Baltimore Ravens are either. The team is in great shape for the second half of the season and the push for the number one seed begins.