The New York Giants have decided they do not want Odell Beckham Jr. to be a part of their future, but the star wide receiver has no hard feelings toward the organization.
On Thursday, Beckham posted a lengthy farewell message to the Giants on Instagram. He thanked everyone from the owners to the kitchen staff at the team’s facility.
“So many mixed emotions and feelings. This is all, a lot to process but it is reality,” Beckham wrote. “I don’t kno exactly what to say so just gotta keep it real and short. I want to thank the NY giants organization for giving me an opportunity to do what God put me on this earth to do, I want to thank the organization and the owners for everything and especially giving me my first chance to be a part of the NFL. I want thank everyone in that building from the kitchen staff to my main man Jośe! I loved you guys dearly and always will. I gave u my all every Sunday. To the fans, some happy, some not, I just wanna thank u guys for making my experience in NY SOMETHIN ILL NEVER FORGET! To the New Yorkers and REAL NYG fans… you guys will always have a place in my heart, a beautiful city .. a beautiful place Thank You for every last moment and experience. Without them, I wouldn’t be exactly who I am today ! LUV.”
It looked like Beckham would be with the Giants for many years to come after they signed him to a massive contract extension last offseason, and the trade seems to have genuinely caught him off guard. That could have to do with some of the comments Giants GM Dave Gettleman made throughout the offseason, but that’s how life in the NFL goes.
The Giants appear to be entering a rebuilding stage, while the Cleveland Browns suddenly look like a playoff contender and the favorite to win the AFC North. Beckham has plenty of reasons to be excited.