New York Giants star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has some things to say about his iconic one-handed catch.
Last Friday happened to be the fourth anniversary of Odell Beckham Jr.’s iconic one-handed catch against the Dallas Cowboys.
On Nov. 23, 2014, against the Cowboys, the rookie Beckham reached up and made a spectacular one-handed grab for a touchdown. It was the first play of the second quarter, and gave the Giants a two-possession lead at the time. And although the Giants lost that game, it still went down as one of the best catches in NFL history, if not number one.
Speaking with Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com, the fifth-year man out of LSU had some things to say about ‘The Catch.’
“It’s bittersweet because I think my career is much more than one catch,” Beckham said. “But it was a very iconic moment and just a prolific moment in my career.”
People who think Beckham is a so-called “one-catch wonder” are dead wrong. The Big Blue wideout has snagged 387 catches for 5,441 yards and 43 touchdowns in 58 career games. He’s definitely someone that should get a thank you card from former Giants general manager Jerry Reese. Without his selection in 2014, Reese would’ve been fired long before he was in 2017.
“There is no way that I can ever forget about that moment,” Beckham told Raanan. “I can tell you, I remember the smell of the stadium. I can remember it all. So it’s a very special moment.”
Beckham just signed a five-year extension for $95 million this past offseason. This makes him the highest-paid receiver in the NFL and will keep him in a Giants uniform for the near future.
So far this year, in what’s become another lackluster season overall for Big Blue, he’s caught 74 passes for 1,017 yards and five touchdowns. He’s on his way to what should be another Pro Bowl-caliber season; it would be his fourth in his five-year career. Yes, his career has been a lot more than just one remarkable reception.