You can say whatever you want about New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. but don’t ever say that he’s not aspiring to do great things.
As we all know, football is a physically taxing sport. Because of that, there are many records that have yet to be broken.
For New York Giants star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., he’s got one in particular he’s striving for. Beckham wants to be the first NFL player to record 2,000 receiving yards in the regular season.
Impossible? With the confidence and talent of OBJ, you can’t count him out just yet.
“I’m trying to reach 2,000 yards,” Beckham told ESPN.com, as reported by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, on Thursday. “I’m trying to go for 20 TDs. One hundred receptions is tatted on me. Those are goals that hopefully in my career and future, along with championships and winning, because numbers don’t mean anything without winning.”
Beckham already has 1,017 receiving yards this season despite an overall disappointing season for the Giants. He’s played in all 11 games and is having quite the comeback season after playing in only four total games in 2017.
Beckham has already had five games with 100-plus yards receiving this season, including a 143-yard, one touchdown performance in their 23-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 7.
Could Beckham do it? Of course. He definitely has the skillset to make it happen. But will it happen this year? Probably not.
With Eli Manning and the Giants likely to utilize more of Saquon Barkley since he has emerged as a top-tier running back and the likelihood of OBJ drawing double coverage, he would have just five games left to get almost 1,000 more yards.
We’ve seen stranger things though, right?
It’s refreshing to see Odell Beckham Jr. express confidence in his ability rather than trash his own team and coaching staff. Maybe this is the focus he should’ve had all along.