odell beckham jr. has been in the media for all the wrong reasons as of late and it is not getting any better for him. The polarizing wide receiver has faced a lot of criticism in the media for his antics off the field and behavioral issues. Recently, he has been a headache for the organization looking to turn things around after a disappointing past season.

There are now a lot of rumors stirring up that the receiver could be traded due to the constant nagging issues. The question now is if the New York Giants should move on from the dynamic player.


The star has been caught in various predicaments with a video of him alongside a model with a white, suspicious looking substance. He has had behavioral issues on the field with his dog celebration, which led to him getting fined, and the net incident. He also had the big fight with Josh Norman on the field throughout that game. And now he has threatened to sit out and not play next season without a long-term deal.

But the media and people have to understand that none of the acts that he has committed are criminal or are a serious deal, but a culmination of immaturity. Nothing he has done has warranted a trade in my view. Odell is a passionate individual and tends to be criticized for that.

This is shown below with a video showing Odell's sideline outbursts resembling Tom Brady, one of the best quarterbacks in the league to ever play.

A special talent

The polarizing receiver is well known for his fantastic catches on the field and speed. He has the right combination of speed, explosiveness, and strength. And not only just that, but he runs routes very effectively and makes very good cuts on the field.

He is obviously a special player, one that does not come around so often and for the most part, he deserves a long-term deal. But to be the highest paid receiver? I would not go that far. The Giants right now are doing everything in their power to expedite the process and him getting into trouble is not helping his case. The organization also does not want to pay him now because he is coming back from an injury, and they want to see how he performs next season.

But, the statistics speak for themselves -- according to ESPN, he has 313 receptions for 4,424 yards, along with 38 touchdowns in his career.

Should the team move on?

Odell Beckham Jr. needs New York as much as New York needs him. People go to games to see Odell Beckham Jr. and see him be a prime reason their team wins games -- aside from Eli Manning. Beckham gets a lot of negative attention in New York, but he also gets a lot of great attention for his play on the field. He plays in one of the best markets around and for one of the best franchises around in my opinion.

In my opinion, Odell is a such a phenomenal player that the Giants should not move on without him. It would be foolish to trade him away with the production he has had with the team, and arguably being a top 5 receiver in the league.

Stars tend to cause headaches, and, with a player of his caliber, the team should be able to face the blues and just deal with it.

It is possible that he gets traded to another team, but it would be the wrong choice, as the organization wants at least two first-round picks. It would be a stretch for teams to trade that away (and more) for him.

The Giants do not have much besides Odell Beckham Jr. and trading him away would be detrimental to Eli Manning and the organization. They have Sterling Shepard as a receiver who is good, but not a star yet, and a rising talent in Evan Engram. Brandon Marshall has a lot to prove next season after having a horrible season in his first-year stint with the Giants, and his future with the team hangs in the balance.

However, it would be intriguing to see Odell Beckham Jr. with the Cleveland Browns, who have made some good moves in the offseason, as he would be playing with his pal Jarvis Landry, but more so on the LA Rams who want to win and have a lot of weapons on both sides of the ball. The New York Giants have the leverage and they should not trade away Odell because it will not be a good farewell to Eli Manning -- who looks to have two years or so left in the tank. Moving on from him would hurt the franchise beyond belief.