Jan 20, 2022
When the LA Rams brought in Odell Beckham Jr. midseason, it was with the postseason in mind.
And in the Rams' Monday Night Football wild-card rout of their divisional rival, the Arizona Cardinals, the wide receiver's impact paid dividends.
e Rams' 34-11 win against the Cardinals in the NFL's wild-card game on Monday. He made four catches for 54 yards with a touchdown and had that 40 yard pass to Cam Akers.
So, not only was OBJ awarded with a divisional round game vs. the Tampa Bay Buccanneers, but he was also gifted with a random drug test Wednesday.
The Rams WR shared the text message from an NFL representative on his Instagram story on Wednesday.
"Lolololol bro it’s been for the last 3 years ….. obviously more since I been a Ram," Beckham added on Twitter.
The wide receiver has recorded six touchdowns in seven games since he signed a one-year deal $4.25 million with the Rams on Nov. 12. He only recorded five touchdowns during the eight games he played for the Browns this season.
If it wasn't the stellar route running that got the league's attention, maybe it was his kicking skills that led to the random test.
Per the NFL and NFL Player Association's 2020 Drug Testing Policy, a computer program randomly selects 10 players from each club's active roster, practice squad list, and reserve list.
Although, it does seems very coincidental OBJ's name was called after his latest streak.
Earlier this season, Beckham's former teammate Myles Garrett criticized the NFL for being randomly drug tested three times in four weeks. Garrett didn't feel his name being called was random and said he was going to stop wearing short sleeve under shirts because they showed off his muscles too well.
Beckham Jr. himself has previously claimed that he's being targeted by the NFL's random drug testing policy.
Nonetheless, OBJ helped the Rams advance to the divisional round and received a $500,000 incentive his effort.
He has the chance to earn an additional $750,000 with a win over the Bucs. He could also earn an additional $1 million with a Super Bowl win, and $500,000 for a loss.
Can he replicate his wild-card effort?