New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will be heating things up in the kitchen on Super Bowl Sunday.
Beckham appears in a commercial for Welch’s with his mom, Heather Van Norman. The commercial is a how-to video where you learn how to make Beckham’s favorite Super Bowl snack, Welch’s Grape Jelly Meatballs. To make the meatballs, you combine jelly with barbecue sauce and hot sauce, then cook everything in a crockpot for three and a half hours.
Apparently footballs aren’t the only balls that the Giants receiver handles with one hand.
“I also cook one-handed,” he joked.
We’ve got questions. Are the meatballs any good? Could you eat them while drinking a Pepsi? And why is OBJ so obsessed with handling every ball he touches with one hand? Hey Odell, here’s a tip: It’s easier to make meatballs with two hands. It’s also easier to catch a football with two hands. You should try it some time.
Welch’s is one of many companies that are endorsed by Beckham. He has worked with Head and Shoulders, Verizon, Pepsi, and signed a record-breaking deal with Nike last year, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.
Beckham missed 12 games this season due to a broken ankle. He had three touchdown catches in the four games that he played, tied for second on the team. The receiver is expected to be ready for the start of next season and is hoping to get a new deal. He will play on the fifth-year option of his rookie contract next season.
If everything goes right for the Giants in 2018, maybe we’ll see Beckham making one-handed catches in the Super Bowl instead of making one-handed meatballs in the kitchen.