Odell Beckham Jr. was interested in Packers, but Green Bay offer didn't convince him

The Packers offer did not convince Beckham Jr. and now both parties will face each other in Green Bay

The Los Angeles Rams and Green Bay Packers were the two most attractive teams to Odell Beckham Jr. in the wide receiver’s recent free agency stint.

Although he ended up joining the Rams, Beckham had a sincere interest in playing for the Packerssources told ESPN.

Green bay It was one of the last two teams Beckham considered, but contract negotiations were bogged down because the Packers were offering only the veteran minimum (which is $ 1.075 million for a full season) plus incentives, according to sources.

The Packers that will increase their offer on multiple occasions, according to the sources. But when Green Baand declined, Beckham chose the Rams. Some sources think they were their preferred destination from the beginning.

“I was not going to take the same money or less to go to Green bay [sobre Los Angeles]”, he pointed to ESPN a source familiar with contract negotiations.

Many sources believed that Rams they became immediate favorites to sign Beckham once they got into the discussion, some 48 hours before Beckham signed with them.

But a source inside with the situation stressed that it would have been interesting for the Packers they would have been more financially aggressive. Now, instead of putting together a game plan with him on offense, the Packers will have to stop Beckham on Sunday when they host the Rams.

The Rams coach, Sean McVay, expects Beckham to be “much more” involved in offense on Sunday, marking his second game with the team.

Beckham agreed to a one-year, $ 1.25 million deal with the Rams four days before it debuted and took 15 plays in a Week 10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He caught two passes for 18 yards and was targeted on a third pass, but quarterback Matthew Stafford’s deep shot was intercepted when Beckham apparently broke the path.

“Odell is getting familiar,” McVay reported Friday. “I mean, that he played in the game against the Niners is an incredible credit to him.”