New York Giants: Pros and cons for keeping Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr.

New York Giants. Eli Manning (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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New York Giants. Odell Beckham Jr.
New York Giants . Odell Beckham Jr. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

Odell Beckham Jr.

Pro: He is the Giants’ best receiver

Odell Beckham Jr. is currently the best receiver that the Giants have.

He can make big plays and one-handed catches and is a great weapon for Eli, or anybody for that matter.

In August, Beckham singed a five-year, $95 million contract extension and Gettleman said on Wednesday that they aren’t open to trading him.

“We didn’t sign him to trade him. If that’s what you’re asking,” he said, per Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News.

This season, OBJ had 77 catches for 1,052 yards and six touchdowns.

He also threw two touchdown passes.

The Giants have made the playoffs only once during Beckham’s career, but he told Peter Botte of the New York Post that he wants to win a title with Eli.

Losing Beckham would be a huge loss for the Giants.

Cons: Health and off the field trouble

Odell has made headlines off the field in the past.

However, the things that he’s done off the field that has gotten him into trouble, can be forgotten when he is dazzling on the field.

However, the ultimate con for OBJ is his health. Recently, he missed the last four games of this season due to a quad injury.

In his first five seasons OBJ has played a full season only once.

The Giants need Beckham to be healthy and play for a whole season, otherwise they will continue to miss the playoffs.

After looking at the pros and cons, its obvious that the Giants should keep OBJ and not keep Eli Manning.

OBJ is part of the Giants future while Eli is past his prime and should retire.

Keeping Eli along with Odell would mean the Giants would continue to struggle and not make the playoffs.

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Therefore, keeping Odell and not keeping Eli makes the most sense for the Giants.