David Tyree, the former wide receiver for the New York Giants, has offered his opinion on whether Odell Beckham Jr will return to his former team. Beckham JR has been given the green light to return after recovering from an ACL injury incurred during his Super Bowl-winning performance for the Los Angeles Rams in 2022.
There is much speculation about whether Beckham Jr will return to the Rams, the Giants, or sign with the Dallas Cowboys. Speaking to Betting.us, Tyree stated, “I do believe he’s going to come back [to The Giants]”, adding that he will likely stick around for “a few great years because he’s that immensely talented.”
Beckham Jr was first drafted by the Giants in 2014 and played with the team until 2018 before he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns. Tyree was working for the Giants in the player development team during this period, so he has intimate knowledge of Beckham Jr’s potential.
Tyree has also decried the frenzy surrounding Beckham Jr’s return and potential singing. “It kind of sucks that there was this media skirmish, and this is the time to avoid any kind of distraction… He’s just positioned himself so well in his run with The Rams and he deserves this opportunity.”
Beckham Jr has admitted that he’s been in contact with the Giants, the Rams, the Bills, and the Packers about potential deals. As hopes for The Rams’ playoff contention slip away, speculation seems to favor either a Giants return or Cowboys signing. Both teams offer appealing prospects to the star wide receiver.
While the Cowboys' current offense is satisfactory, it isn’t exactly inspiring. However, the Cowboy's defense is one of the best in the league, with the best pass-rush grade and a high coverage grade. If Beckham Jr wants to secure another Super Bowl ring, the Cowboys could be a legitimate option.
The Giants too have been performing strongly this season, though Beckham Jr's history with the team may be enough to inspire a return. He would undoubtedly add plenty of value to the team’s flagging offense, and a high-figure contract may be enough to lure him back in.
In any case, David Tyree has acknowledged that a return after his injury may still bring challenges for the player. “It’s not another easy decision coming off ACL, right? It’s like it’s the dream homecoming, but it’s not as easy as you would like it to be when you look at where The Giants are capitalized.”
Tyree Discusses “Best Catch” Comparisons
In the same interview, David Tyree discussed the differences between his iconic helmet catch for the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII and the one-handed catch by Beckham Jr in 2015. Tyree’s catch took place within the last two minutes of the Super Bowl game and would lead to a match-winning touchdown.
It would be one of the biggest NFL upsets in history and ended a 19-game winning streak for the New England Patriots. When quizzed on whose catch was better, Tyree said “I don’t think there’s a better,” but that “it’s almost not comparable.” Tyree surmised that his catch was the more significant of the two, as it led to a Super Bowl win.
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