Former Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams called out Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr., saying he’s not as good as Antonio Brown.
It all started with a conversation about money. Beckham missed some of the offseason workouts this year, and there was plenty of speculation that he wanted a new contract.
“He’s not going to get paid,” Williams said on TuneIn Sports with former Browns TE Gary Barnidge, saying he thought the Giants would not have enough money to pay him, QB Eli Manning, and all of the “young stars” in New York.
“It’s not going to happen, and the reason why it’s not going to happen is because New York is a huge market,” Williams continued. “A player of that status, of that magnitude, when he demands more than the organization itself, then it poses a problem and the organizations usually separate themselves from players like that. It’s happened time and time and time and time after again. I mean, he’s no Antonio Brown.”
There was a long, long pause.
“To each his own,” Barnidge said. “To each his own. They both put up great numbers. I’m just saying. Antonio Brown’s a great receiver too, but they’re both great receivers. You could say they’re one and two, or top three receivers in the league. You could easily say that.”
“Unbelievable,” Williams said. “You’re saying Odell Beckham, Jr. is a top receiver in this league? Top three? Ok. All right. Ok.”
The WR left out of that conversation, and likely the reason Barnidge switched to “top three” is Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones. Regardless, it’s clear who Williams, who played with Brown for the last two seasons, thinks is really the best wideout in the NFL.
This story originally appeared on All22. It was written by Jon Schlosser.