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One shocking stat that shows why the Giants would be crazy to trade Odell Beckham Jr

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The future of Odell Beckham Jr has been discussed a lot so far this off-season.

The New York Giants wide receiver had an injury-plagued 2017, but before last year, he was one of the hottest prospects in the NFL.

Beckham came into the league in 2014 as the 12th pick of the draft - and had a rookie year for the ages, breaking a number of records.

After missing the first four games of the season, he had at least 90 receiving yards in all five games in November - something no rookie had ever done before.

In December 2014, Beckham became the first NFL rookie with at least 12 catches, 140 yards, and three scores in a game.

He didn’t just impress by breaking NFL records. Against the Dallas Cowboys, Beckham made a one-handed catch and that will go down as one of the greatest in history.

Well, that’s what Cris Collinsworth, Tony Dungy, Victor Cruz and LeBron James all thought after Beckham caught the ball while diving backward at full stretch, using only three fingers.

Oh - and there was also a call of pass interference, which made it even more impressive.

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Beckham continued his good form through 2015 and 2016. Although his team didn’t have much success, the wide receiver went to the Pro Bowl in all of three of his seasons before 2017.

There’s no doubt that he’s proved himself as one of the best players in the NFL on the pitch. However, it’s his behaviour off of it that’s thrown his future into doubt.

There’s no question that he’s got the potential to have a Hall-of-Fame career - but at the moment, the Giants are contemplating trading him. 

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Why? Because he might not be worth the hassle. Beckham has had multiple fines and even a suspension due to his behaviour both on and off the pitch.

He’s also chasing a new contract - and it was reported today by the NFL, that he won’t “set foot” on a football pitch for the Giants until a new contract is agreed.

Beckham wants an increase on the current $8.46 million fifth-year option he’s playing under, but Giants owner John Mara has already said that no player is "untouchable" in a trade - and Beckham’s career in New York could soon be over.

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However, there’s one ridiculous stat that proves the Giants need to keep OBJ - if they’re to have any success next season.

Bill Barnwell, an ESPN journalist, posted on Twitter showing exactly why the Giants would be stupid to trade their star wide receiver.

Over the last three seasons, quarterback Eli Manning has thrown 66 touchdown passes while Beckham is on the pitch.

With Beckham not featuring, Manning has only thrown 14 touchdowns.

Wow. If there’s ever a stat to prove how much the Giants will miss Beckham, it’s that one.

As the data shows, trading OBJ ahead of 2018 would be suicide, so the Giants may need to suck it up and give their wide receiver what he wants, despite how he behaves off the field. 

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