Amani Toomer disappointed with Giants’ receiving corps
In the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Giants opted not to pick any wide receivers, making it clear that they are not prioritizing the position. However, not everybody is a fan of the move, including team icon Amani Toomer.
Toomer expressed his disappointment with the decision, a well as the team’s current receiving corps and their previous transaction involving one of the top wide receivers in the league.
The former Giants wideout, who spent all 13 seasons of his football career with the New York franchise, singled out current wideout Sterling Shepard. For Toomer, the 27-year-old is not performing to the best of his abilities.
“I think it’s lacking,” said Amani Toomer of the Giants’ receiving talent, per Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. “I’m a little disappointed with [Sterling] Shepard, I don’t know. My dad always used to tell me, ‘He’s hell when he’s well, he’s just sick all the time.’ That’s what I think when I think of him. He’s just always, there’s always something hurt, or something. I think Golden Tate is just a tougher version of him. Basically they’re the same receiver, but Golden Tate is a tougher version of him.”
In addition, Toomer expressed confusion on why the Giants traded Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns. Based on his own research, everyone loved OBJ — contradicting media reports that the team traded the three-time Pro Bowl to fortify locker room chemistry.
“I’m still confused on why they got rid of Odell [Beckham Jr],” Toomer added. “Really confused. And every time I ask somebody in the office, it’s like, ‘Well, it was a fit thing’ and all this nebulous, circumstantial stuff. Or, ‘Oh he wasn’t a good fit in the locker room.’ But everybody I talked to loved him. Even the trainers all loved him. So I don’t know. They went from having a strength to now it’s a position where they need something else.”
These are sharp words from a Giants legend, something that the team should at least hear out and reflect upon.