Odell Beckham Jr. Sets NFL Record for Most Receiving Yards in 1st 2 Seasons

Alec NathanFeatured ColumnistJanuary 3, 2016

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) warms up before playing against the Philadelphia Eagles in an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. broke Randy Moss' long-standing record for the most receiving yards by an NFL player in his first two seasons during Sunday's Week 17 clash with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Giants honored the achievement via their official Twitter account:

Moss' mark had stood since 1999. The record is particularly impressive considering Beckham missed the first four games of his rookie season due to injury.

Although his 2015 season was marred by a reckless Week 15 outing against Josh Norman and the Carolina Panthers that resulted in a one-game suspension, Beckham has been positively brilliant when he's kept his cool.

His season shifted into another gear following a solid first four weeks, and he entered Sunday with 13 receiving touchdowns.

Between Week 5 and Week 15, Beckham topped 100 yards or scored a touchdown in nearly every game, with New York's Week 7 win over the Dallas Cowboys representing the lone exception.

The 2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year has established himself as arguably the league's most dynamic downfield threat at just 23 years old, and as head coach Tom Coughlin told reporters prior to the season, the wide receiver's skill set is seemingly limitless.

"The things that he can do, he's demonstrated," Coughlin said, per Newsday's Tom Rock. "He can throw the ball. He can run the ball. He can catch the ball in all situations. He can kick. He's your backup extra-point and field-goal guy. He's your backup quarterback. He can run the scout team for you if you want. When you come to work on the zone-option, he can do that if you like. He can do a lot of things."

New York's future may be cloudy at the moment, but one thing is for sure: Beckham should be the centerpiece of the Giants offense for years to come.