The New York Giants shut star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. down for the final game of the 2018 season, marking the fourth straight game he’ll have missed to close out the campaign.
Coach Shurmur: Odell, Mario Edwards, Alec Ogletree, Rhett Ellison and Russell Shepard are all OUT this Sunday. #DALvsNYG
— New York Giants (@Giants) December 28, 2018
That Beckham Jr. was ruled out for Week 17 really wasn’t surprising given how the team seemed to be shutting him down already the previous few weeks due to his bruised quad. Despite that, it was certainly disappointing for fans that OBJ wasn’t able to finish the season strong.
Beckham himself was also “disappointed” about how the season went, per Jordan Raanan of ESPN. He made a vow to come back better than ever and with a chip on his shoulder in 2019.
Odell Beckham Jr. “disappointed” in the way this season went, personally and for the team. He vows to come back better than ever and with a chip on his shoulder. #Giants
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) December 28, 2018
Beckham’s 2018 campaign ends with 77 catches, 1,052 receiving yards and six touchdowns.
For most receivers, this kind of production would be welcome throughout a full 16-game schedule. However, it’s a far cry from the standard that Beckham has set for himself and no doubt bolsters former Giants great Amani Toomer’s opinion of the talented, yet enigmatic star.