No QB issues here: Odell Beckham throws a long touchdown for Giants

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Maybe the New York Giants didn’t bother drafting a quarterback because they’ve seen Odell Beckham Jr. throw it.

Beckham can do it all, athletically speaking. With the Giants stuck on no offensive points against a very good Chicago Bears defense in the third quarter, coach Pat Shurmur dialed up a trick play. Beckham flung it far downfield to Russell Shepard, who was wide open for a 49-yard score.

The Giants eventually won in overtime, 30-27.

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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham threw his second TD pass of the season. (AP)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham threw his second TD pass of the season. (AP)

It wasn’t a bad throw. Beckham was a little off balance as he let it go, but it still traveled 44 yards in the air according to NFL’s stats. Not bad for a receiver. Beckham has kicked field goals in pregame warmups, he obviously is a heck of a receiver, and he can pass it OK too.

It’s Beckham’s second pass of the season, and he’s still perfect. He had a 57-yard touchdown pass to Saquon Barkley earlier this season. He’s the first receiver to throw two touchdowns in a season since Antwaan Randle El in 2010. Randle El was a college quarterback who converted to receiver in the NFL.

The Giants might not want to keep calling that play though. Pretty soon Beckham might ask to renegotiate his deal to get quarterback money.

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Frank Schwab is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdown.corner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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