New York Giants: Odell Beckham Jr. Keeping Eye On The Prize
Losing 38-13 in the Wild Card Round was a tough way to end the season, but Odell Beckham Jr. and the New York Giants remain optimistic about the future.
The New York Giants have completed one of the most promising seasons in franchise history with a discouraging result. After going 11-5 and ending the postseason drought, New York fell 38-13 to the Green Bay Packers in the Wild Card Round.
Though the end result may not have been ideal, the Giants remain optimistic that the future will be bright and rewarding.
New York is coming off of one of the best regular seasons in franchise history. It won 11 games for the first time since 2005, and no matter how the postseason run ended, that’s reason to remain optimistic.
According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN’s NFL Nation, star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. remains focused on helping the Giants achieve the ultimate goal of winning a Super Bowl.
"“I’m sure it’s going to be a long offseason,” Beckham said after the loss. “At the end of the day, you just have to take it and you have to grow. You have to learn from it and find ways not to have this feeling again.”"
If the Giants are willing to put the work in, there’s no reason to believe they can’t be back in the NFL Playoffs next season.
Beckham is coming off of one of the best individual seasons in Giants history. He finished 2016 with a career-best 101 receptions, as well as 1,367 receiving yards and 10 receiving touchdowns.
It was the first time in franchise history that a Giants player recorded at least 100 receptions, 1,000 yards, and 10 touchdowns in the same season.
On the opposite side of the ball, the Giants’ defense ranked No. 2 in the NFL in points allowed per game.
A number of the Giants’ most valuable players are 25 years of age or younger. That includes Andrew Adams, Eli Apple, Beckham, Landon Collins, Johnathan Hankins, Paul Perkins, Weston Richburg, and Sterling Shepard.
Coupled with 26-year-old pass rusher Olivier Vernon and 28-year-old standouts Damon Harrison and Janoris Jenkins, the future is bright for the Giants.
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If the New York Giants maintain a strong collective work ethic, there’s reason to believe the Super Bowl will be a realistic goal next season.