I want to preference this blog with the following. I am a big Odell Beckham Jr. fan. I was esctatic when he was drafted by the Giants. I was crushed when Dave Gettleman traded him. I was happy that he got to play with his best friend Jarvis Laundry. I was rooting for him to win the Super Bowl. And I was glad he got the bag from the Ravens this offseason.
I would have loved to have him back on the Giants, but the money wasn't right. The Giants made appropriate moves to address the offense, and they will upgrade even further in the draft.
But for the first time in a while, I have to call cap on OBJ. This is the same man who would punch objects on the sidelines and be caught in the rumor mill about wanting girls to defecate on him. OBJ saying he was an underdog his whole life might have to be the wildest thing that has ever come out of his mouth.
The fact that the NFL twitter tweeted this is mind boggling too. Why are we enabling this??? Let's take a trip down memory lane. Odell was a four-star prospect out of high school. He was Freshman All-SEC at LSU (not a small football school whatsoever), lead the team in receptions and became an All-SEC honoree. He was drafted in the Top-15 and became Rookie of the Year. He is a 3x Pro Bowler, a Super Bowl Champion, and was the yards leader as well as a 2x All-Pro 2nd team. He was the fastest player to 4,000 yards in the history of the NFL. He had 125+ receiving yards in a game 13 times in his first three seasons. No one has ever considered him an underdog.
The Giants trade, playing with Baker Mayfield and the Browns, and injuries, have definitely set his course astray, but come on man, you don't really mean this, do you? I know Baltimore just gave you the contract and the new hat, but I have one that is more fitting for you.