Believe it or not, Odell Beckham Jr. continues to make history and he’s only in his fourth year in the NFL. With 13 receptions completed in the 2017 season, Beckham became the fastest player to reach 300 receptions in just 45 games, surpassing Anquan Boldin who had 300 in 47 games.
With a new contract on the horizon, Beckham is aiming to become the highest-paid player in the NFL. Seeing how he is one of the most dynamic players in the NFL, let’s dive in and take a look at Odell’s accomplishments in terms of broken records since his rookie year — he’s already broken 35 records, 14 with the Giants and 21 in the league.
Move Over, Randy
Odell did some remarkable things in his first two seasons in the NFL. He set the record for most receiving yards with 2,744 yards in just two seasons! Odell surpassed Randy Moss, whose previous record was 2,726 receiving yards in two seasons. It’s also worth noting that Odell missed five games in his first two years with the Giants.
3,500 Receiving Yards And Counting
During the 2016 season, Odell became the fastest player to reach 3,500 receiving yards. He set the record in his 36th NFL game against the Bengals, where Odell had a 97-yard, 10-reception game to surpass the previous record-holder, Lance Alworth. Here’s another statistic to remind ourselves how great Odell’s career has been. He matched Lance Alworth’s record for fastest to 4,000 receiving yards in NFL history.
Nikes On My Feet
Who wouldn’t love a sick pair of Nikes? Odell’s feet are so lucrative to the shoe industry that he signed a monstrous contract with the popular company. His five-year deal worth more than $29 million is the largest shoe contract in NFL history. His new deal pays the three-time Pro Bowler two times more than any previous deal Nike had with a football player.
The 2014 Giants didn’t make the playoffs but Odell put on a show. His rookie season totals of 91 catches for 1,305 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns became new franchise rookie records. On top of those accomplishments, Odell became the first wide receiver in NFL history to reach 1,000 receiving yards after missing the first four games of the season.