Odell Is the #1 Sports Beckham


After Odell Beckham Jr. (left) snagged his unearthly one-handed TD reception against the Cowboys, it became clear he’s the best sports Beckham.

And he may even be a better soccer player than David Beckham, who basically excelled at free kicks–which are kind of the soccer equivalent of the basketball free throw.

Growing up in Louisiana, soccer was Odell’s original sport of choice. And he was damn good. The (American) football Beckham was asked to join the US National Soccer program before he gave up soccer prior to entering high school.

We’ll never know how good Odell would have been at soccer. But I think we can assume the mediocre international midfielder could never have pulled off the kind of catch (photo below by Al Bello/Getty Images North America) the Giants’ wide receiver made on the final Sunday before Thanksgiving 2014.

Beckham catch

Both Beckhams have impressive tatts, if you’re into ’em. And in the stats department, David scored 17 goals for England in 115 appearances over 13 seasons for his national side. Odell already has 3 touchdowns in 6 NFL games. That would translate to about 57 scores if he plays as many games for New York as David did for England. We rest our case in favor of Odell.

Dave Coombs played pro soccer for 3 seasons, and has hosted morning radio shows ever since.

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