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THOUSAND OWNER, CALIFORNIA – With an additional $ 1 million in incentives in his contract and free agency a month away, Odell Beckham Jr. could stand to make a lot of money in Super Bowl LVI.
Drake could too.
According to his Instagram account, the rapper and close friend of Beckham has bet nearly $ 1.26 million in Bitcoin on the Los Angeles Rams and their star recipient in Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
“Man,” Beckham said with a laugh when asked about the effort on Friday, “I have to get through for him.”
On Thursday, Drake posted photos on his Instagram account of three bets. He bet money-line on the Rams to win instantly, risking more than $ 471,000 – when converted from Canadian to US dollars – for a payout of more than $ 711,000. The other two bets were for Beckham to top 62.5 receiving yards and score at least one touchdown, with Drake risking nearly $ 393,000 on each for payouts of nearly $ 711,000 and over $ 844,000.
If Drake wins all three bets, he would receive a total payout of $ 2.267 million with a profit of just over $ 1 million. The caption in his post read: “All bets are on the family.” Beckham appeared in the video for Drake’s 2020 hit “Laugh Now Cry Later”.
“I have to get through for him,” Beckham repeated, “but in the end, brother, I just want to be able to keep that trophy up, look your brothers in the eyes like ‘Man, we did it.’ And just feel that joy … Honestly, I feel like if I play my game, I catch everything that comes my way, I do plays, I stay locked in, one game at a time, all those things are very possible. “
Beckham has scored a touchdown in six of his 11 games with the Rams this season. He has had at least 63 receiving yards in four of those games.
The one-year deal Beckham signed with Los Angeles in November includes $ 3 million incentives linked to the team’s post-season success. He has already earned $ 2 million from it. Beckham will receive an additional $ 500,000 if the Rams lose the Super Bowl and $ 1 million if they win, with each payout conditional on Beckham participating in at least one offensive game.
The 29-year-old Beckham has been preparing for the Super Bowl while also preparing to become a father. His girlfriend, Lauren Wood, has to have their first child every day.
“You have two of the greatest blessings, two once-in-a-lifetime moments and opportunities that all happen at the same time,” he said.
Beckham hopes the baby will be born Friday night or a day or two after the Super Bowl so as not to conflict with the game.
“… I do not really need you to keep putting it in the air, [asking] what will happen if the baby is born at the Super Bowl, “he said playfully.” You do not have to talk about that. But I thought about it last night. I think, man, it’s really a lot for one person to handle and hold on to. I feel like I’ve done a good job. I have a great support system. My lady helps me a lot with that and she says, ‘You focus on winning. I have this. ‘ But at the same time, I want to be there. So it has not been easy, but it is a lot of blessings. “
ESPN’s David Bearman contributed to this report.