The 800 lbs. gorilla has left the room for the New York Giants.
Much to the dismay of many New York Giants fans, mercurial wideout Odell Beckham now plies his craft for the Cleveland Browns. Big Blue general manager Dave Gettleman traded Beckham to Cleveland for safety Jabrill Peppers and two promissory notes that became defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence and
No one can dispute that OBJ was a productive player, but his antics also became a distraction for a franchise long known to trend on the conservative side. Those who thought the net kissing and dog peeing incidents were funny are going to have to find their entertainment elsewhere this season.
The group that seeks to replacement Beckham’s productivity appears to be bland by anyone’s standards, let alone by the precedent set by guys OBJ, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, Antonio Brown, and Keshawn Johnson.
Instead of trying to replace Beckham, Gettleman took a much safer route, choosing instead to rely upon a volume of receivers, some untested, to get the job done. So where does the pecking order begin and end?
Let’s take a look at the which players are most important to the New York Giants passing game this season.