Odell Beckham Jr. is over 1,000 receiving yards this season, but he has loftier goals in his sights. He hopes to become the first wide receiver in NFL history to record 2,000 receiving yards in a season.
“I expect … I’m trying to reach 2,000 yards. I’m trying to go for 20 TDs,” Beckham Jr. told ESPN on Thursday. “One-hundred receptions is tatted on me. Those are goals that hopefully in my career and future, along with championships and winning, because numbers don’t mean anything without winning. You can go home with 300 yards in a game with an L — it’s not going to feel good.”
Former Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson holds the regular-season record for most receiving yards. He hauled in 122 passes for 1,964 receiving yards and five touchdowns in the 2012-13 season, falling just short of the highly coveted 2,000-yard mark. OBJ’s highest total for a season came in his second year, when he recorded 1,450 receiving yards.
It’s quite possible that he could surpass that mark this year, as he still has five games left to play. He looks at 1,000 receiving yards as a minimum, and wants to remain consistent in his pursuit of the NFL’s most prestigious accolades.
The Giants won’t run the table like Beckham Jr. wanted. They lost to the Eagles 25-22 last week, but haven’t given up on their playoff dreams.
New York is 3-8 and will take on the 8-3 Bears on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET.
Regardless of their current divisional ranking, the Giants will take things one game at a time in an attempt to finish out this year’s campaign strong.