New York Giants veterans Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. stayed after practice Friday to work on rebuilding their passing-route connection.
Training camp is only a few days in at this point, but that doesn’t stop a few New York Giants veterans from getting back into the groove. After day two of training camp for the Giants on Friday, quarterback Eli Manning and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. stayed on the field. Paul Schwartz of the New York Post posted a video to Twitter of the two working on routes and timing.
Practice is over.
But not for Eli and Odell. pic.twitter.com/ziubN0ZMJx
— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) July 26, 2018
The fact that Manning and Beckham are reconnecting is exciting. This is due to the fact that fans haven’t seen this in nearly an entire calendar year. Beckham’s season in 2017 ended prematurely. He suffered a fractured ankle in a Week 5 matchup against the San Diego Chargers.
From then on, it seemed Manning didn’t have a go-to receiver on the offense. Now Beckham is healthy and on his way to a hopeful comeback year. Manning has his number one target back.
Beckham is a star at the wide receiver position for Big Blue. However, 2018 could be a time where he’s not the only missing piece of the entire offensive puzzle. Rookie running back and first-round selection, Saquon Barkley is expected to do enormous things on the field in New York this season.
Evan Engram and Sterling Shepard will also be looking to have big years as well. Both of these players made great strides in 2017, as the former was selected to the NFL All-Under 25 team.
With a new head coach in Pat Shurmur and offensive coordinator in Mike Shula as well, great things are bound to happen for this Giants offense. And witnessing Manning and Beckham putting in the time to get back into a groove just proves the apparent motivation.