Odell Beckham Jr. Earned $500,000 While Making NFL Playoffs History In Rams Victory Over Cardinals

The Los Angeles Rams‘ all-in push got off to a good start as the first weekend of the NFL Playoffs concluded. On a special Monday night edition, the Rams handled the Arizona Cardinals with ease, 34-11, at SoFi Stadium.

Everything worked for Sean McVay’s team, and Matthew Stafford finally got a playoff victory. Midseason acquisition Odell Beckham Jr. had a monster game, scoring a touchdown and even throwing a beautiful pass completion.

What made Beckham’s night even better was that he earned an extra $500,000 while setting NFL postseason history in the victory. Yeah, that sounds like a good night.

Odell Beckham Jr. did everything for the Rams on Monday night against the Cardinals and set an NFL Playoffs record

When Beckham came over from the Cleveland Browns during the season, everyone wondered how he would fit in. Well, the Rams have made it work.

On Monday, Beckham had four catches for 54 yards and a touchdown and added a perfect 40-yard completion to Cam Akers on some trickery in the third quarter.

That’s the first time in NFL postseason history a player has thrown a 30-yard pass and made a 30-yard reception in the same game. It shows the versatility of Beckham, who continues to squash any belief that he was the problem in Cleveland.

Perhaps it was Baker Mayfield after all.

Beckham now has a touchdown in three of the Rams’ last four games and six since joining LA. It’s safe to say he fits in rather nicely.

The Rams wide receiver cashed in on $500,000 after the victory

Beckham’s night went from good to great thanks to his contract’s incentive structure. An extra half-million dollars will head to Beckham’s bank account with the victory.

As the Rams head East to face the Buccaneers, Beckham must be thinking about his next incentive, which would earn him an extra $750,000.

Nonetheless, the playoff victory is the best part for Beckham, who has enjoyed a ton of success in LA and might stick around next year if he decides to.

Beckham continues to show he can still play at a high level, and teams might be willing to throw him a nice paycheck in free agency when March rolls around.

Odell Beckham Jr. needs to be a big part of the game plan against the Buccaneers

Rams WR Odell Beckham Jr. had a nice incentive.
Pdell Beckham Jr. against the Cardinals | Harry How/ Ronald Martinez/ Getty Images

The Rams’ matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers comes with a good and a bad side.

The good news? The Rams defeated Tampa Bay in LA earlier this season.

The bad news? They have to play at Raymond James Stadium this time around, and Brady and the offense are clicking despite a long list of injuries.

If the Rams want any chance at moving on to the NFC title game, they’ll need another monster outing from Beckham. His touchdown catch in the first quarter against the Cardinals was a perfect example of how he can use his athleticism.

McVay and offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell have figured out how to use Beckham effectively. Plays like these are his bread and butter. Get up, use that physicality, and create a one-on-one matchup. Stafford delivered a perfect ball, and Beckham did the rest.

While the story all season has been Cooper Kupp, the Rams need Beckham to step up against Tampa Bay. If not, the offense might have trouble generating points, especially with defensive mastermind Todd Bowles controlling the Buccaneers.

Can Beckham net an extra $750,000 and help the Rams win another playoff game? We shall see.

Stats Courtesy of Pro Football Reference

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