Giants WR Beckham sets lofty goal for himself
New York Giants star Odell Beckham Jr. is over 1,000 receiving yards this season, but he has loftier goals in his sights.
He hopes to become the first wide receiver in NFL history to record 2,000 receiving yards in a season.
"I expect ... I'm trying to reach 2,000 yards. I'm trying to go for 20 TDs," Beckham told ESPN on Thursday.
"One-hundred receptions is tatted on me. Those are goals that hopefully in my career and future, along with championships and winning, because numbers don't mean anything without winning. You can go home with 300 yards in a game with an L – it's not going to feel good."
Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson holds the regular-season record for most receiving yards. He hauled in 122 passes for 1,964 receiving yards and five touchdowns in the 2012-13 season, falling just short of the highly coveted 2,000-yard mark.
Beckham's highest total for a season came in his second year, when he recorded 1,450 receiving yards.
New York are 3-8 and will take on the 8-3 Chicago Bears on Sunday.