Yes you read that correctly the Cleveland Browns have an extraordinary talent on their team, as Tuesday night John Dorsey put his testicles in the C-gap and traded for Odell Beckham Jr. It was the move that officially dubbed the Browns the new “hot team” in the NFL as they add Beckham Jr. into an offense with Baker Mayfield, Jarvis Landry, Nick Chubb, Duke Johnson Jr., David Njoku and also Kareem Hunt. Beckham Jr. has fallen under much criticism, most if not all completely unwarranted, but he has put up the numbers to have him poised to become an all-time great.
Beckham Jr. just finished his fifth season in the league, playing 59 games so far, and has some of the most impressive numbers the league has ever seen from a receiver to start their career. On his career, he has 390 receptions for 5,476 yards and 44 touchdowns. Right off the rip, these numbers look fantastic, however, they look even better when you compare them to some other all-time greats.
Receiving Yards in First 60 Games
Odell Beckham Jr. – 5,476
Randy Moss – 5,199
Jerry Rice – 4,881
Antonio Brown – 4,190
Terrell Owens – 3,274
Beckham has played 59 career games@obj @Browns @AB84 @JerryRice @RandyMoss @terrellowens pic.twitter.com/g6EqGAxxKI— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) March 13, 2019
Furthermore, in those 60 games, Beckham Jr. leads the group with the most receptions (390) and the third most touchdowns (44) behind Rice (49) and Moss (51). He also was the fastest of any player in NFL history to reach both 200 career receptions and 4,000 career yards. This is an amazing class for him to be in, to be putting up similar numbers to all-time greats like Rice, Moss and Owens truly shows how amazing of a talent the Browns now have in Beckham Jr.
Though he doesn’t just put up huge numbers he also does it very consistently and efficiently. For reference the top five players for most yards per game in their first five seasons goes as followed:
- Julio Jones 95.4
- Odell Beckham Jr. 92.8
- Torry Holt 84.8
- Randy Moss 84.3
- Jerry Rice 83.7
This again is just another situation of Beckham Jr. putting up the numbers of all-time greats, that is a list of two Hall of Famers in Moss and Rice, one guy who absolutely should be in Holt and one who surely will be in Jones. The company
OBJ has caught 44 touchdowns in 59 games. That is the highest rate of any player to debut in the last 80 years.
Most Rec TD per game
Don Hutson (0.85)
Odell Beckham Jr. (0.75)
Randy Moss (0.72)
Terrell Owens (0.70)— Paul Hembekides (@PaulHembo) March 13, 2019
As I said he finds the endzone a lot as in 75% of his games a lot. He’s scoring touchdowns at the rate of, again, Hall of Famers in Moss and Owens. He’s second only to Don Hutson and he retired a year after World War II ended. It’s safe to say Beckham Jr. is doing insane things that we’ve only see from a very select group of receivers. It’s also important to remember that he was doing this with a well past their prime Eli Manning, just imagine how much better these numbers will be with Baker slinging him the ball.
Beckham Jr., of course, has been no stranger to controversy despite most of it being nothing. This was a reason some were a bit uneasy of this move, but I’m here to tell you that is trash. Beckham Jr. was beloved by his teammates and the fans in New York but was disliked by the media who made him out to be a bad guy. Now I don’t know about you, but to me, that sounds a little bit like his new quarterback, Baker Mayfield. I encourage everyone to listen to this absolutely wonderful story from NFL Network correspondent Kimberly Jones about her relationship with the new Browns receiver.
Overall Browns fans should be goddamn thrilled with this trade. Odell Beckham Jr. level talents don’t come around every day and when you have the chance to get one, especially for the price the Browns did, you have to jump on it. The Browns got exceptionally better with this move, brighter days are on the horizon and they involve a lot of Odell Beckham Jr.
Now enjoy these OBJ highlight videos while we all suffer through these next five and a half months as we wait to watch the