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Odell Beckham makes even more history

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Cornerback Josh Norman has tried to attribute the fame of Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to a single catch in prime time from two years ago. Beckham has done much, much more than that.

The latest proof comes from this fact: On Sunday, Beckham became the first receiver in NFL history with at least 80 receptions and 1,000 yards receiving in each of his first three seasons. Given the many great receivers who have played the game, the fact that no one else has done it makes it incredibly impressive.

Beckham also has joined select company by snagging at least 10 touchdown passes and 1,000 receiving yards in his first three seasons. Only John Jefferson and Randy Moss have done that.

While Beckham still has a long way to go, he’s laying the foundation for a memorable career. Possibly a historic one.

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21 Responses to “Odell Beckham makes even more history”
  1. jjb0811 says: Dec 18, 2016 9:53 PM

    Always special watching a dude build a gold jacket career. Skins fan here.

  2. helicopterpilot13 says: Dec 18, 2016 9:56 PM

    This is one of those skewed stat stories. There have been three other wide receivers who have gained over 1,000 yards in their first three seasons wth FEWER than 70 catches.
    That means three wideouts have gained over 1,000 in their first three seasons and did so with FEWER receptions.
    Now, tell me how amazing this “record” is??

  3. raiderapologist says: Dec 18, 2016 9:56 PM

    Give some credit to the guy throwing him the ball.

  4. kd75 says: Dec 18, 2016 9:59 PM

    If Odell Beckham’s career is half that of John Jefferson, lookout!

  5. jag1959 says: Dec 18, 2016 10:01 PM

    As a Giants guy I appreciate his professional accomplishments, just wish they came with a more professional attitude

  6. glmore says: Dec 18, 2016 10:07 PM

    Considering that the rules protect the offense, by the 5 yard rule and the fact that the gloves are so sticky, you could probably catch a pass with the back of the hand, how impressive is it? Jerry Rice, John Jefferson, and others didn’t have the rules in place. Marino had the 48 TD and 5,000 season in 1984 when you were allowed to bump receivers and QBs weren’t protected like a porcelain doll. Beckham is a nice receiver, but no way should he be considered one of the all-time best yet.

  7. justintuckrule says: Dec 18, 2016 10:31 PM

    Glmore – name one other Giants WR or RB that would start on any team in the nfce. Defenses know it’s coming, knows he’s all they got and still can’t stop him.

    By the way… he had his second PR TD called back

  8. stampnhawk says: Dec 18, 2016 10:48 PM

    Only a matter of time until his agent and him start feeling “under appreciated” to start the slide downhill.

    From missing OTA’s while holding out, then signing after some back and forth shots between him and the team in the press…then a early season injury because of the late start. Sounds like a tired cliche, but that happens a lot with surprise individual skilled players.

    Then the organization sees them in a different light and so does the media, and then the stories go from happy go lucky to a darker tone, and then it affects the player who lashes out and his play and attutide are scrutinized.

    Given his blatantly childish attitude exhibited more than a few times already, all that could get ugly, so let’s not fitting him for a yellow jacket just yet.

  9. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 18, 2016 11:39 PM

    stampnhawk says:
    Dec 18, 2016 10:48 PM
    Only a matter of time until his agent and him start feeling “under appreciated” to start the slide downhill.
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    You mean you HOPE.

  10. gonzolo4 says: Dec 18, 2016 11:40 PM

    I am not a Giants fan, but he might be the best receiver after the catch that I have ever seen. A home run threat every time he gets the ball.

  11. nfl123 says: Dec 18, 2016 11:58 PM

    Completely selfish, amazingly overrated player. You have to factor in the negative effect of his cheap shots, his constant complaining, and his poor sportsmanship. The guy is a bad teammate, and the dirtiest player I’ve ever seen.

  12. nygiants4rings says: Dec 19, 2016 12:13 AM

    nfl123 says: “Completely selfish, amazingly overrated player.”

    nfl123 secretly thinks: “Damn it, I wish he was on my team!”

  13. dannydolfan says: Dec 19, 2016 12:20 AM

    He’s really not that impressive to me…i mean don’t get me wrong he makes ridiculous grabs but I also think and assume alot of these starting wr’s can too…. They just never had that same exact throw to them to make it…..im not a Cowboys,Redskins, or Eagles fan either

  14. copiouscaffeine says: Dec 19, 2016 12:23 AM

    Beckham is a tough read. While he is clearly petulant when things don’t go his way, and cries a little too easily, he makes the occasional circus side show catch (often during warmups) but consistently drop passes any pro could make and takes way to much credit for team success. Come to think of it he is not a tough read at all

  15. polegojim says: Dec 19, 2016 12:56 AM

    Great receiver… highly skilled talent…. with a childs emotional make up.

    Give me Zeke Elliott jumping into Salv Army pot over Beckhams self-worship anytime, anywhere.

  16. danwahl80 says: Dec 19, 2016 1:05 AM

    nfl123 says:
    Dec 18, 2016 11:58 PM

    Completely selfish, amazingly overrated player. You have to factor in the negative effect of his cheap shots, his constant complaining, and his poor sportsmanship. The guy is a bad teammate, and the dirtiest player I’ve ever seen.

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    I love when someone calls a guy that breaks records and puts himself in the category of the top WR’s in the history of the game every week overrated. You would take him on whatever team you root for in a second, and you know it.

    As far as him being the dirtiest player you’ve ever seen…I guess you just started watching football this year?

  17. gmen5280 says: Dec 19, 2016 3:12 AM

    nfl123 “the dirtiest player I’ve ever seen”
    You must not be that old or watch much football.
    I guess you never saw Ndamukong Suh, Bill Romanowski, Rodney Harrison or Jack Tatum play football.

  18. mazenblue says: Dec 19, 2016 5:11 AM

    Lets take into account the ground can catch the ball for you if youre playing against the Lions. And if youre on the Lions, they will make up new rules with the most heinous descriptions to keep us from getting a catch. They even send in their #1 ref Tripplette every so often to ref Lions games.

  19. patslaya says: Dec 19, 2016 7:30 AM

    @glmore

    “Considering that the rules protect the offense, by the 5 yard rule and the fact that the gloves are so sticky, you could probably catch a pass with the back of the hand, how impressive is it?”

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    I’d say it’s still pretty impressive. With your logic every receiver should be putting up Jerry Rice type numbers yet they are not.

    @nfl123

    “Completely selfish, amazingly overrated player.”

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    I wouldn’t call him selfish and certainly not overrated. Percy Harvin was/is overrated. OBJ puts up the numbers and plays every game. How can he be overrated? You must be a Cowboy fan.

  20. intrafinesse says: Dec 19, 2016 8:36 AM

    While I dislike OBJ and his bitching, he has some freakish talent. That one handed snag of a poorly thrown ball for a TD was a key play in the game.

    OBJ has so much talent that when he fails to pull in an errant throw with one hand I wonder “aw, how could he not catch that?”.

  21. malleng says: Dec 19, 2016 7:10 PM

    So misunderstood… one day you’ll all understand

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