Giants WR Odell Beckham on fame: ‘Be careful what you ask for’
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham used the word “hate” to describe his feelings toward the off-season attention he receives, reports NJ.com’s James Kratch.
“I remember coming into the league, there were guys like Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans, I wanted to be talked about the way they were talked about,” Beckham told NJ.com. “I tell people now, ‘Be careful what you ask for,’ because I used to crave that, I used to want to be talked about, and people to know what I’m capable of. And now, people want to know everything. They want to know each and every detail.”
The 23-year-old was drafted by the Giants in 2014 and has since made a splash in the NFL, earning Pro Bowl and All-Pro selections in each of his first two seasons.
“I think things like to just pop up and get displayed,” added Beckham, who said the attention “causes so much distraction for [his] team and [his] teammates.”
In two NFL seasons, Beckham has accumulated 187 receptions for 2,755 yards and 25 touchdowns.