Odell Beckham Jr.’s career hasn’t been the same since leaving the Giants
When the New York Giants traded wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns in 2018 I was very disapointed because my thought was that he would never leave and finish his career in the Big Apple as the greatest wide receiver in Giants’ history and possibly in the history of the NFL.
Fast forward to October 26th, 2020 and the Giants look brilliant for trading Beckham. Not only did people have concerns over his health after he broke his leg in 2017, but after tearing his ACL this past Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, the stats show that injuries may have derailed his career.
Beckham is about to turn 28 years-old on November 5th, so he’s not getting any younger and suffering the injuries he’s suffered early in his career, his best years could be behind him.
You have to remember that Beckham’s game is based mostly on his speed and explosiveness. That’s how he’s been dominant. Players who are based off of speed don’t typically have long careers like a guy like Larry Fitzgerald, who flourishes because his route-running ability.
I certainly hope Beckham bounces back and can play for another six years or so, but things don’t look good for him going forward.