Maybe there’s hope for the NFL’s lack of diva receivers.
At a time when cornerbacks have become almost insufferable with their bragging and boasting and delusional claims of superiority and receivers have become downright boring, Giants rookie Odell Beckham Jr. has returned a little verbal swagger to the position he plays.
Beckham, who continues to work his way back from a hamstring injury, made an over-the-top claim regarding his new team’s new offense.
“It has potential to be, if not the best, one of the best in the league if you have a receiving corps like we do and a great quarterback along with the backfield and the tight ends and much improvement from the offensive line,” Beckham said, via Jordan Raanan of NJ.com. “I don’t see anything but being one of the best in the league this year.”
There’s nothing wrong with a little confidence. But Beckham has displayed a lot of confidence, and it’s probably unrealistic confidence.
But it’s far more interesting than all those receivers who say nothing even remotely interesting. Maybe some others will follow Beckham’s lead.