Look: Odell Beckham Jr. consoles Deebo Samuel after valiant NFC Championship Game effort

Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers. (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers. (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) /

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. consoled San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel after a hard-fought battle in the 2021 NFC Championship Game.

While Odell Beckham Jr.’s Los Angeles Rams are going to the Super Bowl, Deebo Samuel’s San Francisco 49ers are left to pick up the pieces after a missed opportunity.

Los Angeles defeated San Francisco 20-17 in the 2021 NFC Championship Game on Sunday night. This is the Rams’ second trip to the Super Bowl in four years. While it is Beckham’s first time being a conference champion, he was quick to go over to the 49ers bench to console fellow receiving superstar Samuel. This was Samuel’s breakout NFL season, but he goes home empty-handed.

The Rams will host the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl 56 in Los Angeles in two weeks.

Odell Beckham Jr. consoled Deebo Samuel after NFC Championship Game loss

Even though Samuel had already been to a Super Bowl before, these type of losses are always hard to get over. While he was a rookie out of South Carolina the last time the 49ers got this far, Samuel had really come into his own as a versatile and explosive playmaker in the NFL this year. He always had it in him, but this was the season everybody got to see him put it all together.

As for Beckham, his career had taken a turn after becoming an international superstar because of his unforgettable catch in New York Giants uniform. While his brief run with the Cleveland Browns was largely underwhelming, Beckham has flourished since linking up with Los Angeles. Ultimately, his team is going to the Super Bowl over Samuel’s because of far superior quarterback play.

Samuel may get back to the Super Bowl one day, but this is a critical offseason for the 49ers.

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