Offensive lineman D.J. Fluker thinks Odell Beckham Jr. is ready to come back in 2018 after they recorded Super Bowl commercial together.
In case you’ve been living under a rock since prior to the Super Bowl, the New York Giants were featured in a commercial during the game. Odell Beckham Jr. and Eli Manning starred in the commercial, performing the famous routine from “Dirty Dancing.”
The commercial featured several offensive linemen serving as backup dancers for Manning, including D.J. Fluker. The massive guard (who plays a little tackle as well), spoke to TMZ Sports about the video and Beckham’s performance (who found the video hilarious like the rest of us did).
Fluker, who started six games for the Giants in 2017, thinks Beckham is ready to go after seeing him dance during the commercial, which was filmed in late January. He said that he thinks Beckham will return with a vengeance in 2018, which is a scary thought for the rest of the league considering how good he’s been already.
Beckham was limited to only two appearances last season, but has absolutely dominated the league when he’s been healthy. Throughout his 47 game career, the wide receiver has 313 receptions, 4,424 yards and 38 touchdowns.
The team is hoping that his return will spark a bounce-back season for Manning, who struggled for 3,468 yards with 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. The veteran quarterback lost most of his receiving group, got little help from his running game, and no help from his offensive line.
He still has talent and has been durable, never missing a game due to injury in his 14-year career. He has won two Super Bowls with the Giants, and no doubt would like to add another one before he retires.
And in case you were wondering, he needed around 10-15 takes to pull off his lift with Beckham Jr., according to Fluker during the interview.