Odell Beckham Jr. attended his second Pro Bowl in two seasons on Sunday. He got to be a part of many of the unique situations that the Pro Bowl provides. He joined the field with his college teammate at LSU, Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry. It is with Landry at LSU that the beginnings of the one-handed grabs were formed. He got to go up against Giants teammate Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who was drafted onto the opposing team by Michael Irvin. OBJ also lent his touchdown celebration capabilities towards helping Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce celebrate one of his two touchdowns.
As far as the rest of the game, Beckham was targeted 7 times, but was only able to haul in one pass for 14 yards. A part of Team Rice, OBJ’s squad lost the game by a score of 49-27. As a result, OBJ only receives the losing team’s share of the money, which was $29,000 as opposed to the $58,000 that the winning team members took home. Yet, something tells me that the losing team members will survive.
Before the game even began Beckham was wowing the fans in Hawaii with his patented one-handed catches, even drawing astonishment from the player widely considered the best wide receiver of all time, Jerry Rice. Rice, who was his coach for the Pro Bowl, is seen in the video of the catch waving his hands and laughing at the ridiculousness of one of the grab during practice.
Any time you can impress a player like Jerry Rice, it is obviously a good thing. At just 23, Beckham's future is very bright and this is highly unlikely to be his last Pro Bowl appearance.