How many teams has Odell Beckham Jr. played for? Looking back at OBJ's stops with Giants, Browns, Rams

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Odell Beckham Jr. looked like he was going to be a Giants mainstay after he set the league ablaze to begin his career. Beckham racked up at least 1,305 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns in each of his first three seasons and he was selected to the Pro Bowl in each of those seasons as well.

Yes, Beckham was becoming the Giants' next star. However, the last five years of his career have been a bit of a bumpier ride. He dealt with injuries at the end of his Giants tenure and has played for his second and third teams over the last three years.

Beckham still has talent. He just had bad luck. Things ended poorly for him in New York and the same can be said of his stop in Cleveland. Now, he has found his footing in Los Angeles and appears to be resurrecting his career at age 29.

Here's a look back at the teams that Beckham has played for during his eight-year NFL career and how he did at each of his stops.

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How many teams has Odell Beckham Jr. been on?

Odell Beckham Jr. has played for three different teams during his career. They are the Giants, Browns and Rams.

Beckham spent the majority of his career to date with the Giants. He was drafted there in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft and played five years there before being traded to the Browns. He lasted just two and a half seasons in Cleveland before being cut and joining the Rams for the latter half of the 2021 NFL season and 2022 NFL playoffs.

Odell Beckham Jr.'s Giants career

Beckham was selected by the Giants with the 12th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. He missed the first four games of his rookie season before bursting onto the scene and becoming a rookie phenom.

During his rookie season, Beckham averaged an NFL-high 108.8 receiving yards per game en route to a 91-catch, 1,305-yard, 12-touchdown season. He punctuated his elite effort with a diving, one-handed, fingertip catch on "Sunday Night Football" that well may be one of the greatest catches in NFL history.

Beckham's great play continued into his second year. He improved upon his numbers, catching 96 passes for 1,450 yards and 13 touchdowns. His 2,755 receiving yards over his first two seasons were the most by any player in his first two seasons until Justin Jefferson, a fellow LSU product, broke it at the end of the 2021 NFL season.

After another great year in 2016, Beckham was limited by a fractured ankle in 2017. In 2018, he was on pace for another great year before a quad injury knocked him out for the last four games of the season.

The Giants decided to move on from Beckham after that campaign. In March of 2019, they traded him, along with pass rusher Olivier Vernon, for safety Jabrill Peppers, offensive guard Kevin Zeitler and first- and third-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. His 5,476 receiving yards rank second-most in Giants history behind only Amani Toomer (9,497).

Odell Beckham Jr.'s Giants stats

Stats include postseason games.

Year Games played Receptions Receiving yards Receiving TDs
2014 12 91 1,305 12
2015 15 96 1,450 13
2016 17 105 1,395 10
2017 4 25 302 3
2018 12 77 1,052 6

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Odell Beckham Jr.'s Browns career

The Browns had high hopes for Beckham after trading for him in 2019. He was paired with his college teammate and close friend, Jarvis Landry, and together the two were supposed to form a formidable duo for Cleveland.

Things didn't quite go as planned.

Beckham Jr. was solid during his first year with the Browns, as he racked up 1,035 receiving yards on 74 catches. However, he never quite developed chemistry with Baker Mayfield and tore his ACL midway through the 2020 NFL season. As a result of those issues, his numbers slumped with Cleveland, especially in terms of touchdowns generated.

Things came to a head with Beckham and the Browns during the 2021 NFL season when Beckham's father called out Mayfield on social media. Eventually, Beckham, who was the subject of trade rumors, and the Browns elected to part. He was released and was able to choose his next destination.

Despite Beckham's lacking involvement in Cleveland's offense, the unit was much worse off without him, as they sputtered to a 3-5 record after waiving him on Nov. 8, 2021. The offense averaged just 15.6 points per game after his release.

Odell Beckham Jr.'s Browns stats

​Stats include postseason games.

Year Games played Receptions Receiving yards Receiving TDs
2019 16 74 1,035 4
2020 7 23 319 3
2021 6 17 232 0

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Odell Beckham Jr.'s Rams career

The Rams signed Beckham to a one-year contract three days after the Browns waived him. He was a hot commodity on the free-agent market, but the Rams ultimately won the OBJ sweepstakes.

Since joining the Rams, Beckham has slowly but surely turned himself into the team's No. 2 receiver next to Cooper Kupp. He has helped to replace Robert Woods, who suffered a torn ACL very shortly after Beckham signed, and he has produced at a high level for the Rams. In fact, he has almost as many touchdowns in nine games with the Rams — including the postseason — as he did during his entire Browns tenure.

Beckham will be a free agent after the season ends, but if the Rams want to keep him, they may be able to given how well he has fit in there.

Odell Beckham Jr.'s Rams stats

​Stats include postseason games.

Year Games played Receptions Receiving yards Receiving TDs
2021 9 31 359 6
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