OBJ Is Constantly Injured
It’s always tough to judge player performances when injuries are a factor. But when deciding if a player is elite or not, it’s hard to say someone is elite if they can’t stay on the field.
Now give Beckham Jr. credit – more often that not, he is playing through his injuries. There’s no denying the toughness he has. But in 2017, he missed the season opener with a high ankle sprain, played the next two games, then fractured that same ankle and was done for the season.
In 2018, he suffered a quad bruise in Week 12 and missed the last four games of the season. In 2019, he played 15 out of the 16 games, but every single week, he was on the injury report.
Watching him play, Beckham Jr. just doesn’t have the same speed because of these injuries, particularly during his time with the Browns. Similar to a Todd Gurley situation, OBJ was so dominant in his early years, but injuries have slowly taken a toll on his abilities as a playmaker.