Odell Beckham's rookie campaign was pretty incredible for a healthy player...so it's even more impressive that he did the entire thing on a bad hamstring.
A hamstring injury forced Beckham to miss good portions of the Giants' offseason training program, training camp, and the first month of the regular season. Despite coming back to win the NFL's offensive Rookie of the Year honors, Beckham says the hamstring was never fully healthy.
"I was never fully healthy," Beckham said after Sunday's Pro Bowl. "I was just trying to manage it and maintain it...It's still not right, [and I'm] still working on it."
Beckham caught 91 passes for 1,305 passing yards and 13 touchdowns in his rookie campaign. The second half of his campaign was where he did most of his damage (nine of his 13 TDs came in New York's final six games), so it makes sense that he spent the first part of the season still hampered by the effects of his injury. After breaking the 100-yard mark just twice in his first six games, Beckham reached that milestone in five of his last six.
Beckham had six catches for 89 yards in Sunday's Pro Bowl, as his team (led by Cowboys Hall of Famer Michael Irvin) beat Cris Carter's team 32-28. If Beckham was as good as he was in 2014 with a hamstring injury, it'll be very interesting to see what he can do when fully healthy.
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