Why Davante Adams shot down Odell Beckham jersey swap request



Packers receiver Davante Adams wasn’t exactly thrilled about the idea of doing a jersey swap with pal Odell Beckham Jr.

Prior to Sunday’s game against the Rams in Green Bay, Adams spoke with analyst Michael Irvin about Beckham, who recently joined the Rams after being courted by the Packers during his mini free-agency. Adams said Beckham inquired about the jersey swap two days before kickoff but the Packers star shot down the idea.

“I told him go get a Cooper Kupp jersey since that’s obviously his guy and that’s who he wanted to be with,” Adams said.

Adams, who also told Irvin that he did “too much” in terms of recruiting Beckham to Green Bay, added that he’s got no hard feelings towards the Rams receiver.

“That’s my guy, man,” Adams said. “I love Odell. I think he would’ve been a great fit here but I wish nothing but the best for him.”

But, according to The Athletic, Adams said postgame that he sent his jersey to the Rams locker room after the Packers’ win after all.

Packers wide receiver Davante Adams
Packers wide receiver Davante Adams
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“I told him just don’t put a hole in the wall this time,” Adams said, referencing Beckham’s lone playoff appearance with the Giants in 2017 when he allegedly put his first through a wall in Green Bay.

The Browns released Beckham earlier this month amid a decaying relationship with the wide receiver, whose father also chastised quarterback Baker Mayfield on social media. He later agreed to a one-year deal with the Rams worth up to $4.25 million. Prior to signing with the Rams, the Packers were also in the mix for Beckham’s services.

Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
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In Sunday’s game against the Packers, Beckham finished with five catches on 10 targets for 81 yards and his first touchdown this season. The receiver connected with quarterback Matthew Stafford to haul in a 54-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter to pull the Rams within 11 points of the Packers.

The Packers defeated the Rams, 36-28, rebounding from a three-point loss to the Vikings last week. They head into their bye week with a 9-3 record, a first-place standing in the NFC North, and a tight race with the Cardinals for the top seed in the conference. Green Bay will next host the Bears on Dec. 12.

Rams receiver Odell Beckham Jr. catches a pass during Sunday's game against the Packers.
Rams receiver Odell Beckham Jr. catches a pass during Sunday’s game against the Packers.
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Los Angeles, meanwhile, will face Jacksonville next week as the Rams look to hold their edge in the standings over a 49ers team that’s won three consecutive games.


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