Odell Beckham Jr. is ready to return to the field over 900 days since tearing his ACL in Super Bowl LVI.
Since then, the wide receiver has been forced to watch the action from the sideline. However, after signing with the Baltimore Ravens this offseason, OBJ is finally ready to return to the field.
With the NFL preseason already underway, the Ravens took part in a joint practice with the Washington Commanders in order to prepare for the season.
While speaking with reporters after the practice, Beckham shared just how humbling it was to play against an opponent for the first time since the Super Bowl.
“It was good,” Beckham told reporters at Ravens training camp. “To sit back and watch everyone have fun and compete – which wasn’t easy.
“But at the same time, there was some peace in it. Just being able to have that time that I wouldn’t normally have to spend with my son. But just to be able to go against somebody else, keep sharpening your skills, and perfecting your craft, I still care for this game deeply.
“I’ve always been a perfectionist, so little things will piss me off. If I don’t catch a pass or I feel like I could have ran a better route, I’m still very – I’m my biggest critic.”
Beckham slowly returning to the field
Beckham sat out the Ravens first preseason game agains the Philadelphia Eagles.
There’s been no word on whether he will suit up for the team’s next game against the Commanders on Monday.
Nevertheless, the Ravens believe he will be ready to make his return to regular season action when the team begins its NFL season against the Houston Texans on September 10.