Odell Beckham’s playoff experience thus far has been limited. But, the 29-year-old is making the most of it, after showing off his dual-threat capabilities as a passer and receiver in just his second playoff game on Monday night.
Beckham was a key part of the Rams’ 34-11 win over Arizona in the wild-card round. He had four receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown and completed another pass for 40 yards that set up a touchdown two plays later.
While much was made of Beckham’s performance and his mid-season resurgence after struggling in Cleveland earlier this season, Beckham capitalized on more than clout and good press after the win. Beckham also took home an additional $500,000 simply for being on the winning side.
Odell Beckham Jr won a $500K incentive for winning tonight’s Wild Card game.????
You can earn an additional $750K with a victory next weekend in the divisional round. ???? pic.twitter.com/f5OI1buFA2
— Stadium (@Stadium) January 18, 2022
When Beckham Jr. signed with Sean McVay’s team, he signed a one-year, $4.25 million deal, most of which was loaded with incentives. Notably, all possible incentives were based on team performance rather than individual performance.
How much more could OBJ charge?
The wide receiver has a chance to earn up to $3 million in incentives this year. He already got $500,000 for the wild card win, but he can earn $750,000 for a win in the division game against Tampa Bay on Sunday, $750,000 for capturing the NFC title and $1 million for winning the Super Bowl or $500,000 for losing the Super bowl.
Beckham Jr did nearly $46 million in his roughly 2 1/2 seasons in Cleveland, where he struggled to carve out a true No. 1 wide receiver role, amassing 114 receptions for 1,586 yards and seven touchdowns. He had no touchdowns and just 17 receptions for Cleveland earlier this season.