Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green calls the recent trade rumors surrounding New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. “stupid.”
A certain NFL stud wide receiver just echoed the sentiments of so many New York Giants fans. He just can’t wrap his head around what’s going on in East Rutherford.
While Cincinnati Bengals star wide receiver A.J. Green was at the Quavo’s celebrity flag football game this past Sunday, he spouted off about the possibility of Jints stud weapon Odell Beckham Jr. being traded.
“That’s stupid. That’s stupid, man,” Green said to NFL Network, via Edward Lewis of NFL.com. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime or once-in-a-generation talent, man, and you’ve got to be ready. I think he’ll get paid. They not that crazy.”
There’s no doubting Odell Beckham Jr.’s talent. The man is an absolute stud on the football field. He can take a slant to the house on any given play with supreme field vision and ridiculous agility.
Unfortunately, talent isn’t everything—especially when a team game is the name of the game pertaining to a money-making organization like the New York Football Giants.
Look at the past few Super Bowl winners. Have the New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles or Seattle Seahawks employed a stud wide receiver? Julian Edelman is an underrated stud and Alshon Jeffrey is one of the top red-zone threats in the land, but none of these champs have featured an OBJ-type at the position.
Beckham, Antonio Brown, Julio Jones and even Green himself—all of these top stars out wide are chip-less. Jones came the closest, but he and his Atlanta Falcons choked it away.
The idea of trading a kid like Beckham is not stupid. This is a business and we understand the Giants realize that by throwing out a starting point of two first-round selections, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.
With an old-school head like Dave Gettleman now running things, this situation is as real as ever. Both keeping and signing OBJ to a long-term extension and trading him for a king’s random are options.
… whether you like it or not, Mr. A.J. Green.