Minnesota Vikings will face Odell Beckham Jr. once again in 2021

(Photo by Matt Blewett-USA TODAY Sports) Cameron Dantzler
(Photo by Matt Blewett-USA TODAY Sports) Cameron Dantzler /

Odell Beckham Jr. has found a new team, and the Minnesota Vikings are set to see him once more this season.

After failing to trade wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., the Cleveland Browns opted to release the 2014 first-round pick. While it was previously reported that Beckham had narrowed his selection down to three teams, none of the ones he had on his list were the ones he signed with.

With the Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, and division rival Green Bay Packers were mentioned as Beckham’s preferred selection, he opted to sign with the Los Angeles Rams.

Here is the tweet from NFL insider Adam Schefter breaking the news:

Beckham will now be paired with former Lions Quarterback Matt Stafford. The signing comes a week after the Rams traded for former Broncos Linebacker Von Miller. A team never afraid to make big moves, has made yet another adding to their wide receiver core.

Now, the Vikings will face Odell Beckham Jr. twice in the same season for the first time

The Vikings had previously faced Beckham this season in their week four loss against the Cleveland Browns. Beckham had two catches for 27 yards, as well as a four-yard run. While it remains to be seen what stat-line Beckham will put up against the Vikings with Stafford as his Quarterback, a change of scenery might make for a more challenging matchup.

Conversely, it might not be much of a matchup as the Rams are the same team WR Desean Jackson left due to not getting any targets. The same problem Beckham had in Cleveland. Throughout his career, Beckham has only had five catches for 50 yards against the Vikings with no touchdowns.

The Rams-Vikings matchup will be an interesting one, with two weeks to go in the regular season, it’s almost a certainty more speculation of Head Coach Mike Zimmer’s future with the team will be clearer when the two teams meet.

The Minnesota Vikings are set to face Beckham and the Los Angeles Rams on Sun, December 26 at 1:00 PM ET with coverage taking place on FOX.