3 Reasons these Philadelphia Eagles don’t need Odell Beckham Jr

Odell Beckham Jr., (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
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2. There’s no evidence that the Philadelphia Eagles will make the playoffs because they sign OBJ.

Contrary to what’s becoming very popular opinion, there’s simply no evidence that states that adding ‘OBJ’ to your roster, all of a sudden, makes your team a contender. He’s played in one playoff game as he enters his seventh year in professional football.

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In that game, a New York Giants loss, he snagged four passes for 28 yards. Sure, two of them went for first downs, but he wasn’t a major factor, and get this. That was 2016, and he hasn’t been to the postseason since.

We get it. Some of you like flash over substance and don’t take that the wrong way. No one’s saying that ‘OBJ’ doesn’t have any of the latter. As a matter of fact, it has to be mentioned that there haven’t ever been any major reports about his inability to get along with teammates. He isn’t the NFL’s version of Russell Westbrook, but he certainly isn’t the second coming of Brian Dawkins or Malcolm Jenkins either.

He isn’t much of a locker room leader. There’s, again, no evidence that putting him on your team makes you a contender (or even gets you to the postseason). Talent? Oh, he has plenty of that, but when the rubber meets the road, ‘OBJ’ is a nice dessert or the icing on the cake. He shouldn’t be treated like the main course in any offense. None of us have ever seen that work in New York or in Cleveland with the Browns.