Through 16 games, Odell Beckham leads all receivers in NFL history

AP

Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. isn’t just off to a great start in his NFL career. He’s off to the greatest start in NFL history.

Beckham played the 16th game of his career on Sunday, and through 16 games he has 115 catches for 1,612 yards. No player in NFL history has had those kinds of numbers in the first 16 games of his career.

The prior record for most catches in the first 16 games was set by then-Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin, who had 101 catches in his first 16 games. And the prior record for most receiving yards in the first 16 games was set by Bill Groman of the 1960-61 Houston Oilers, who had 1,593 yards in his first 16 games.

The one receiving mark Beckham doesn’t have for the first 16 games of his career is touchdowns: Randy Moss caught 17 touchdowns in the first 16 games of his career. With 14 touchdown catches, Beckham is second to Moss on that count.

40 responses to “Through 16 games, Odell Beckham leads all receivers in NFL history

  1. Obviously a great player but he’s got a long career to go over which it will be very difficult to maintain those numbers.

  2. You want to crown his ass, crown him.

    I will wait for the rest of his career to see how he pans out.

  3. As long as he has the BEST QB in the NFL throwing the ball his way he will continue to put up great numbers. I feel for the guy after Eli retires though. I just hope that the Giants can go out and find themselves a QB that can be half of what Eli is when the time comes.

  4. Odell was at Coughlin’s charity event on Friday night which helps children with cancer.

    Things like this get lost in the shuffle sometimes with internet turds dumping on good players that get a lot of attention for their on field success.

  5. No mention of the offseason he has under his belt? I’m sure it’s a huge reason for his continued success.

  6. I understand that Beckham is a really good wide receiver, but do we still have to see “the catch” over and over again even though a new season with equally impressive catches has begun?

    Again, he is very good, but it seems with the Madden cover, the overexposure of the catch, and the constant cherry-picked stats that there is a deliberate effort to convince the public he is a superstar rather than just letting the play do the talking.

  7. WOW! He played 16 games?!?!

    The dude’s legs are made of tissue paper. Just give him some time before you crown him the next Randy Moss. Man, the media can make you hate even the most likeable of people.

  8. suhmonster90 says:
    Oct 5, 2015 11:02 AM

    I understand that Beckham is a really good wide receiver, but do we still have to see “the catch” over and over again even though a new season with equally impressive catches has begun?
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    How long did they show Montana-to-Clark’s “The Catch” from 82? Years on end. You will see Eli-to-OBJ for the next decade minimum… it’s already in NBC’s opening montage for Sunday Night Football. If you saw Giants/Bills, he made an eerily-similar similar one-hander out of bounds that left Kenny Albert and Moose Johnston repeating Al and Cris: “Did he CATCH that?” They even went to commercial a few plays later showing it again.

  9. Just because he has only played in 16 games doesn’t mean it’s the first 16 games of his career games sat out injured still count because he is getting payed just another way to overhype something.

  10. If he wasn’t such a big-mouthed punk, I’d say congrats. Of course, that includes 80% of all the “skilled players” in the NFL.
    Now don’t get me going on the NBA….

  11. That stat is a little misleading. With the current rules being what they are, defenders can’t even breathe on receivers without drawing a flag. Because of that, defenders aren’t ask physical with receivers now as they were before the rules were changed, and that means that stat is watered down. Not that Beckham isn’t a great receiver, but you can’t compare him to receivers from other eras. I can’t even imagine the video game numbers Jerry Rice would have put up had he played under the current rules

  12. The history of the NFL includes the times when contact was legal and pass interference was not a penalty.

    Now receivers can’t be touched until they take a couple steps after the catch so they can get into a “defensible” position to be tackled.

    Numbers of different eras cannot be compared in football due to constantly changing rules. When they are wearing flags, Beckam’s numbers will look small.

  13. please, gloves designed to keep the ball from moving once it hits your hands….(stickum spray for cheater jerry rice)….rules to protect the bradys and beckhams, to put up points, as opposed to actually playing football (you remember that right? offense and defense ….)

    not impressed at all.

  14. Seeing as it is known as “The Catch” by both lovers and haters alike, I don’t think it will be disappearing from the conversation for a while. That’s not his fault if media outlets will continue to show it and discuss it until something else great comes along. Take it for what is. Hopefully it will not define his career.

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