New York Giants Odell Beckham Jr, Eli Manning Land On Most Hated Player List

Dec 14, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) greets New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) after Beckham
Dec 14, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) greets New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) after Beckham /

The New York Giants had three players land on Sporting News 40 most hated players list in Odell Beckham Jr., Eli Manning and Lawrence Taylor.

The New York Giants are one of the most respected franchises not only in the NFL, but in sports in general. But, there are also some people that are jealous of the success and stability that the franchise has had, which is probably the reason behind so many of their players landing on the list of the 40 most hated players in NFL history.

Leading the way is third-year wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Beckham Jr. has quickly become a polarizing player in the league despite playing in only 28 games, none of which have come in the postseason yet.

Beckham Jr. has caught the attention of fans and players around the league with highlight reel catches and eye popping stats. He has set plenty of franchise and NFL records throughout his first two seasons, also providing a number of memorable plays. The most memorable is still the catch he made against the Dallas Cowboys in his rookie season, one that will be on top NFL play highlight reels for years to come.

Beckham Jr. has gained quite a reputation in a short period of time. The fans love the plays that he makes, while he has been recognized by his peers in the NFL as well. But, not everyone is a huge fan of Beckham Jr. Here is what they had to say about him at Sporting News, where the list was made.

"It’s not so much the fans; Beckham’s highlight-reel catches are always worth a second and third look. It’s his reputation within the league as a complainer and instigator that has heated up after battles within the NFC East and the wrestling match with former Panthers cornerback Josh Norman last season."

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While Beckham Jr. was out of line against the Carolina Panthers and Norman last season, he was not the only one at fault in that altercation. It sounds like a lot of jealousy from other players, as Beckham Jr.’s star as gotten bright extremely quickly. He landed at number 36 on the list.

While his play could be bothersome to people, it is absolutely shocking to see Manning end up on this list. Manning is not only a respected NFL quarterback, he is one of the hardest workers off the field in a number of charities and community work. Here is what they had to say about the Giants two-time Super Bowl MVP:

"Manning’s NFL career started with a refusal to play for the Chargers, who drafted him with the No. 1 pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. He also has been viewed as Peyton’s younger brother. Manning’s hot-and-cold play drives fans crazy — he’s second among active quarterbacks with 199 interceptions yet has two Super Bowl rings. Manning did beat Tom Brady twice, and there’s this DirecTV commercial. Should we cut him a break?"

His inclusion on this list makes absolutely no sense. Sure the refusal to play for the Chargers isn’t going to help his case, but you don’t see John Elway on the list for refusing to play with the Baltimore Colts. Manning being on this list, even in last at the 40th spot, is laughable.

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Beckham Jr. and Manning were not the only Giants to make the list, as all-time great Lawrence Taylor also found himself on the list because of his off the field issues. But there is no denying the terror that Taylor was on the field, as he is arguably the best defensive player to ever play the game.