Odell Beckham had one of the best rookie seasons for a wide receiver in the modern era of the NFL last season.
The New York Giants wideout became a superstar almost immediately after 12 stellar performances that provided 12 touchdowns and over 1,300 receiving yards.
As well as his dominance on the field, Odell Beckham Jr. has proved quite talented when it comes to running his mouth off as well. Beckham is very confident in his ability and he's gaining a reputation for the bizarre with his crazy statements.
After the conclusion of the Giants' regular season campaign, Beckham claimed that he had played the whole of his impressive rookie season under duress from multiple injuries - a claim that was immediately shot down by his general manager Jerry Reese.
These statements, and Beckham's recent Twitter meltdown, has resulted in the Giants' wideout and former rising star Victor Cruz offering up this warning to Beckham.
Speaking on Sirius XM this week, Cruz warned Beckham about the negative consequences of Beckham saying such bizarre statements.
"I just told him to make sure he watches his words and make sure he's mindful of the things that he says," Cruz said Wednesday, NFL.com reported. "Because anything that he says can become a headline. He just has to be very very careful of that, even when he means well or says the right things."
Victor Cruz's point is fair to an extent. Beckham has said some worthy headline comments recently, but none of them have been that bad and none of them have brought the game into disrepute.
It's clear that Cruz fears Beckham will have the same one-season wonder curse that has affected Cruz since his magnificent rookie year.
But as Cruz should know fully well, the only reason why he was brought back down to earth was because of injuries, and it seems only a tragic injury can stop Beckham Jr. from becoming a top five receiver in the next few seasons.
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