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NFL coach believes Giants will be better off without Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr., Giants, Pat Shurmur

The New York Giants infamously traded away All-Pro wide receiver earlier this offseason while the NFC East franchise is currently gearing up for the 2019 season without one of the best pass-catchers in the entire league. With Beckham now officially a member of the upstart Cleveland Browns, the Giants will be forced to trudge forward with not much winning expected to be in sight — which is the exact opposite outlook for the typically lowly Browns.

However, at least one NFL head coach believes that the Giants will actually be better off without the services of Beckham Jr.

“I have a feeling Eli is going to do better than what people think,” the NFL head coach recently told The Athletic. “We can give him a 3 till he proves it, but I think he is more of a 2. Getting rid of that receiver [Odell Beckham Jr.] is a big thing. I think that guy was a [problem], but that is my own feeling.”

The Giants have elected to replace Beckham with another veteran wideout, though, as New York notably managed to sign former Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions pass-catcher Golden Tate. Tate will, of course, be paired with fellow Giants wideout Sterling Shepard in addition to tight end Evan Engram.

On the other hand, what would the Giants offense be without two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Eli Manning? We will never know as the Giants will not hold a quarterback competition this summer despite selecting former Duke quarterback Daniel Jones at No. 6 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft.