The Los Angeles Rams have sputtered out of the gates during the 2022 NFL season. The defending Super Bowl champions may be suffering from the dreaded hangover, as they have struggled to find any consistency in any facet of the game.
Offensively is where things are most concerning. The Rams have been unable to get anything going on the ground as they currently have the worst rushing offense in the NFL. They have the least amount of yardage and second-worst yards per carry as Cam Akers is still lacking explosiveness after the Achilles injury he suffered during training camp in 2021.
The play of Matthew Stafford is also concerning. Stafford has turned the ball over six times, with four interceptions and two fumbles, in the fourth quarter of games this season. Overall, he has thrown seven interceptions, which leads the league.
While Cooper Kupp is on pace to shatter more records, the rest of the passing offense, outside of tight end Tyler Higbee, has been nonexistent. Stafford has yet to find a groove with their big free agent signing, Allen Robinson, who has caught 12 passes, as many as running back Darrell Henderson, for 107 yards and a touchdown.
There has been speculation that the Rams could eventually bring back Odell Beckham Jr. to help get the offense going. He was excellent for Los Angeles last season following his release from the Cleveland Browns but he is currently rehabbing from the ACL injury he suffered in the Super Bowl.
Beckham recently tweeted about some dialogue that he had with the Rams, saying their final offer to him was not reflective of his worth. While some would be led to believe the door was shut on his return, head coach Sean McVay revealed that may not have been the final offer at all.
“I love Odell,” McVay said. “We have constant dialogue. He also knows that certainly I don’t think that’s the last [offer] that would come from us. I’m not familiar with what it is. He knows how we feel about him. We’ve got a little bit of time.”
“But [I] love Odell. Nothing but good things coming from me.”
That is certainly a different tone compared to the one that Beckham tweeted with, as he made it sound as if there wouldn’t be a chance to return to Los Angeles. But, the Rams sound like they would love to have him back, as he still has a nameplate at the team’s practice facility in the locker room.
People within the organization have not been shy about wanting Beckham to come back, as Jalen Ramsey also pined for his return during a news conference in September. In need of a spark offensively, Beckham could be just what the Rams need to get back on track.