For Odell Beckham Jr., the 2020 NFL season has been a lot. The Cleveland Browns receiver suffered a knee injury during a Week 7 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Beckham’s injury occurred in the first quarter, and he did not return to the game. The day after the game, it was revealed that Beckham suffered a torn ACL, ending his season.
It’s been more than a month since Beckham suffered the injury, and in a recent video that he posted, he let his fans know that he’s putting in the work during rehab.
Odell Beckham Jr. took the league by storm in his first three seasons
After enjoying a productive career at LSU, Beckham was ready to start his NFL career. The New York Giants selected him with the 12th overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. In his first season, Beckham immediately made an impact on the field. Despite missing the first four games of the 2014 season, Beckham still put up impressive numbers. He made a name for himself during a game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. Beckham made a spectacular one-hand catch in the end zone, regarded by some as the best catch ever.
The 2014 season was one to remember for Beckham. He finished the season with 91 receptions for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was named AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and PFWA Rookie of the Year. Beckham was named to the Pro Bowl during his first year, too, and he became a fan favorite. After having a successful rookie season, Beckham continued to dominate during the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
In 2015, he led the league in receiving yards (1,450), average receiving yards (15.1), and touchdowns (13). It was impressive to see how athletic he was and him putting up the numbers that he was early in his career. During the 2016 season, he led the league in receptions with 101. In his first three seasons, he finished with 1,000 plus yards and 10 or more touchdowns. You can say that Beckham had a great start to his NFL career.
Beckham parting ways with the Giants and joining the Browns
Beckham spent his first five seasons with the Giants. After three successful seasons, he dealt with injuries during the 2017 season. He only appeared in four games that season and finished with 302 receiving yards and three touchdowns. That was his only season with the Giants where he did not have 1,000 or more receiving yards.
In 2019, he was acquired by the Browns. He finished the 2019 season with 1,035 receiving yards, making it the fifth time in his career that he finished a season with 1,000 or more receiving yards. His touchdown total dropped after his first three years, but he continued to remain a threat on offense.
Beckham tearing his ACL and going strong in the rehab process
Going into the 2020 season, Beckham entered his seventh season in the league. The three-time Pro Bowler had a slow start to the season. Things did not get any better for him when he suffered that injury against the Bengals. It was a sight that the Browns’ organization did not want to see when Beckham was lying on the ground after trying to make a tackle. Through seven games during the 2020 season, he finished with 23 receptions for 319 yards and three touchdowns.
Beckham is determined to get back to full strength after suffering the injury. On Tuesday, he shared multiple videos on his Instagram story of him going through his rehab. Beckham looked as if he was making tremendous progress in the videos, and that’s a good sign for the Browns and his fans. Recovering from an ACL injury can require a lot of time and effort, but Beckham is willing to make an effort to get back to full strength.
Stats Courtesy of Pro Football Reference