From broken promises, to jersey swaps to Instagram videos and rap lyrics, Odell Beckham Jr. has made it clear he likes New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
In started with a promise that fell through in 2015, when Brady promised Beckham a game jersey, but failed to deliver. After a 2016 preseason game, the quarterback finally delivered on his promise to jersey swap with Beckham.
The two shared a moment postgame at midfield, and Beckham signed a blue Giants jersey for Brady. Brady gave his jersey to Beckham off the field after the game, as team policy doesn’t allow of him to do it on the field.
"“He’s a great young player and I love watching him,” Brady said after the game. “It’s the kind of things you do these days in the NFL.”"
Since the swap, the two sides were quite, until a video appeared on Odell’s Instagram page in 2017.
The video captioned “[Goat emoji] chasin”, compared clips of Brady and Beckham screaming, complaining and punching things on the sideline.
After bad criticism of the video, Odell shared that he “learned from [Brady]” and is “following his lead.”
However, that wasn’t the end of the Instagram antics between the star quarterback and wide receiver. Just several weeks ago, Odell posted a picture of him throwing a football with a caption that included a rap lyric from Lil Wayne’s 2009 song “That’s All I Have.”
That lyric read,”Quarterback Weezy, young Tom Brady, open up ya mouth….”
Brady noticed the picture and lyric, and went on to finish the line in the comment section with “And catch a bomb bay…. (trophy emoji).”
Even the rap lyrics didn’t end the strange Instagram bond between the two. On February 16, Odell’s Instagram story featured a Tom Brady jersey that was fully bedazzled.
The several interactions throughout the years raise numerous questions and thoughts. Perhaps Odell has future plans of teaming up with Brady in New England some day, and a video from the NBA All-Star game raised the thought even more.
A clip from the game showed Odell talking to Celtics’ star Kyrie Irving. He appeared to tell Irving something along the line of “You went to the Celtics and I’m trying to go to New England.”
If Odell was serious about joining New England, he’d have to wait until next season when he becomes a free agent to sign with the Patriots, barring any sort of trade between the two sides.
Signing the star receiver in free agency wouldn’t be cheap for New England. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Thursday Beckham is seeking a new contract that will pay him more than $20 million per season.
The Patriots don’t have the money to offer Odell a deal in the $20 million range, but perhaps he could take a pay cut to team up with Brady.