Resurfaced footage from 2017 shows Odell Beckham Jr.’s dull-witted moment during solar eclipse

Since joining the NFL in 2014 as a first-round pick for the New York Giants, Odell Beckham Jr. has made a significant impact, earning Pro Bowl honors in his initial seasons. His dynamic skills have taken him to various teams, including the Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams, and most recently, the Baltimore Ravens.

As a free agent drawing interest from multiple teams like the Miami Dolphins, attention has turned to a 2017 video where Beckham’s excitement over a rare solar eclipse resurfaced.

Throwback footage shows Odell Beckham Jr. staring directly at eclipse

In 2017, millions of people across the United States were captivated by a rare celestial event of a total solar eclipse. For the first time in nearly a century, the path of totality spanned the entire nation, offering a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle, per Business Insider. Among those eager to witness this extraordinary event was Odell Beckham Jr.

Beckham couldn’t contain his excitement and took to Instagram to share his anticipation for the solar eclipse. In a video posted on his page, he expressed his awe as he observed the sun and moon aligning in the sky. Nevertheless, his enthusiasm led him to gaze directly at the sun for an extended period, despite the risks associated with staring at the sun during an eclipse.

While 2024 brought another solar eclipse, fans were left anticipating another daring video from Beckham Jr. Yet this time, it was Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his daughter Sterling Mahomes who stole the spotlight.

Dolphins reportedly trying to land Odell Beckham Jr.

Josina Anderson of CBS Sports reported last month that Odell Beckham Jr. was set for a visit to the Dolphins team. The speculation gained traction when fellow player Tyreek Hill took to social media, seemingly confirming the wide receiver’s shift to the Dolphins.

Beckham himself couldn’t resist chiming in. With a touch of humor, he took to his X account to express his astonishment at the potential rumors.

“Lol I’m Confused today did I sign somewhere? Errbody keep hittin me,” he wrote.

When a netizen responded to PBJ’s initial post with an image of him in a Dolphins jersey, the veteran responded with “Damn sources got it again.”

While the idea of OBJ catching passes from Tua Tagovailoa in the Dolphins squad is undoubtedly interesting, it remains uncertain whether this dream pairing will materialize. Beckham’s responses on social media suggest that the situation might be more smoke than fire. However, the possibility of him donning a Dolphins jersey is not entirely far-fetched, given previous hints dropped by Miami’s head coach, Mike McDaniel.


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