Now that he is getting nearer to 100% well being, the pitches at no cost agent Odell Beckham Jr. have begun.
The Dallas Cowboys have put their name in the hat. Jerry Jones stated the Cowboys brand would look good on the receiver, whereas Micah Parsons lately tweeted to Beckham, telling him to “speak to me.”
However one among Beckham’s former teammates could have a recruiting benefit.
“I haven’t got to tweet at him” New York Giants operating again Saquon Barkley advised reporters Friday.
Beckham and Barkley solely spent one yr (2018) as teammates in New York. After Barkley’s rookie season, the Giants traded Beckham to the Cleveland Browns after he accomplished the primary yr of a five-year deal. Regardless of taking part in in simply 12 video games collectively, the pair have remained shut pals.
Beckham turned an in a single day sensation with the Giants. After his one-handed catch towards the Cowboys on Sunday Evening Soccer, he rapidly reached famous person standing and have become one of many prime receivers within the NFL.
Accidents and poor quarterback play plagued him from 2017 to 2021 till he was launched by the Browns. He regarded like his classic self en path to profitable a Tremendous Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams. Had he not torn his ACL in that recreation, he may need been the sport’s MVP.
“Like I’ve stated earlier than, he’s a heck of a participant. I’m extra simply not saying phrases, extra targeted on him simply persevering with to assault his rehab, prepare. He’s a particular participant, and he’s nonetheless bought loads left within the tank,” Barkley stated. “I understand how he’s already together with his mindset, going at this rehab. And when he’s capable of come again, he’s gonna present his ability set.
“When he’s wholesome, he’s among the best gamers within the league. So why wouldn’t anyone need him on their workforce.”
Beckham stirred controversy together with his antics in New York and was hated by some Giants followers simply as a lot as he was beloved by others. However now that he is matured and gotten some profitable underneath his belt, Barkley thinks Beckham returning might have a contented ending.
“I really feel like there’s probably not a gross sales pitch. It’s New York. It’s the Giants,” Barkley stated. “Clearly, he has acquainted faces inside this facility and the locker room, and, personally, I feel it could be an amazing story to return again to a spot that you simply had been at earlier than and proceed to assist construct success.”
Barkley and the Giants have been a nice shock within the NFL with their 6-2 document. This comes regardless of loads of accidents to an already questionable receiving core. Kenny Golladay has been an enormous disappointment when he is been on the sector. In addition they misplaced Sterling Shepard to a torn ACL. After accidents continued to hinder him, they traded second-year receiver Kadarius Toney to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs.
The previous second general decide additionally struggled in recent times with myriad accidents. However, this season, Barkley has regarded like his 2018 and 2019 self. He is on tempo for 1,655 dashing yards, which might shatter his career-high of 1,307 his rookie season. His 779 dashing yards to date are the second-most he is had throughout any eight-game stretch in a single season.
Contemplating Barkley’s play mixed with the brand new teaching employees putting Daniel Jones in a place to succeed and a fantastic protection, it could be disappointment to followers if the Giants failed to succeed in the playoffs. It is one more reason why Beckham would possibly look good in East Rutherford.
In 12 video games with the Rams, together with the playoffs, final season, Beckham had 48 catches for 593 yards and 7 touchdowns. Nevertheless it was within the playoffs the place he really confirmed his worth.
In these 4 video games, he had 21 receptions for 288 yards and two scores. Within the NFC championship recreation, he had 9 catches for 113 yards. And earlier than he tore his ACL within the second quarter of the Tremendous Bowl, he had two catches for 52 yards and the sport’s first landing.
The Giants will host the 1-6-1 Houston Texans Sunday afternoon.