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Sterling Shepard Says He's 'Ready' to Lead Giants After Odell Beckham Jr. Trade

With a contract extension taken care of, Sterling Shepard is ready to lead the New York Giants receiving corps in the post-Odell Beckham Jr. era.

Shepard said after he signed his new deal, perMichael Eisenof

"I'm ready. With Odell going down the last two seasons (with injuries), that time definitely helped me get a grasp of what being a leader is all about, and being that lead guy in the room. I think it prepared me for this moment. I was pretty vocal anyway. I'm a pretty vocal guy.