We have entered another stage of the Giants-Odell Beckham Jr. breakup.
It was all set off by the shocking blockbuster trade that sent the star wide receiver to the Cleveland Browns. Then Big Blue rebounded by signing Golden Tate, before general manager Dave Gettleman and Beckham began trading subliminal shots over the past month.
The moving on continues, as Beckham’s famed No. 13 will now be worn by an undrafted free-agent signee out of Monmouth.
“I went to the equipment room to get measured for my helmet, I looked down at the sheet, saw ’13’ and was like, that’s Odell’s number,” Reggie White Jr. recently told The Bergen Record. “I knew I was going to get that, too, and I’m just happy to have a jersey. It didn’t matter what number they gave me, if they wanted me to wear double zero, I’d wear double zero, I’m just blessed to be here. All credit goes to Odell, he’s a hell of a player, I’m just happy to be with the Giants and have a jersey.”
For the half decade, Giants fans have trekked to East Rutherford for summer camp, waiting on the edge of their seats for No. 13 to flash his signature one-handed grab.
Those days are now over, and Monmouth’s all-time leader in receptions (249) and receiving yards (3,471) now has massive gloves to fill.