Odell Beckham Jr. has been added to ESPN's Postseason NFL Countdown special on Super Bowl Sunday.
Beckham will join co-host Suzy Kolber and Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young inside Houston's NRG Stadium on Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Joining the ESPN set for their Super Bowl coverage helps build the wide receiver's resume for a second career, but it also opens Beckham up to some possible criticism. The star receiver has not spoken publicly since putting a hole in the wall at Lambeau Field, as he was unavailable to the media on Giants breakup day, and will certainly face some questions about that incident come Sunday.
Is this the best thing for OBJ at this point of his career? I don't think so. He should try to keep a lower profile after this past season if possible. The Giants can't be pleased with this, but there's not much they can do about it. He's not risking his physical health but he is exposing himself to more criticism. That could put more pressure on him come this season. Expectations are high enough, and the more popular he gets off the field, the more fans will expect from him. On the other hand, an experience such as this could mature him. He will get to see what life is like in other walks of the game and hopefully will focus him on becoming a better player. A better team player, that is...