There’s no question that New York Giants star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is one of the most prolific offensive threats the game has seen in years. His presence raised the entire team in terms of quality and success. His ability to turn the game on its heels has been apparent over the course of his career, and there has been no signs of slowing down, despite a broken ankle in the 2017 season.
His return is imminent, and pairing him with first-round pick Saquon Barkley only makes the Giants a more tantalizing and intimidating team. His return is a blessing for quarterback Eli Manning. Beckham has expressed his desire to attent training camp, although voices have echoed a holdout is possible. Beckham stated that he would not hold out this season, and why should he? We all know the value he offers to his team and what he means to the Giants on and off the field.
New York Giants legend has some advice for the front-office:
Phil Simms may have had a stellar career, but he never had a receiver like Beckham and oh boy, would he have liked him. Simms has all the faith in the world in the maturing receiver, stating, ” Odell is one of the best weapons on offense I’ve seen in the NFL in a long time. I look at Odell Beckham and, man, I don’t know what to say. Pay the man.”
Take it from him Dave Gettleman – if a quarterback says he needs him, you should probably consider keeping him at all costs. In terms of Beckham’s presence on the team and locker room, Simms said, “I’ve never heard a teammate say a bad word about Odell.”
Despite all of the antics and wild celebrations Beckham has pulled out of the hat, his teammates love him and the coaches rely on him to make play week in and week out.
“We had a guy who has some antics too, it worked out pretty well.” I’m sure you all remember the great Lawrence Taylor. I could make the argument that Taylor was even more of a distraction, but on game day, he earned his paycheck.