The on-field results have not always met the fantasy version for a player who has dealt with major injuries over the past four years. Those have resulted in Beckham’s production falling off from 4,122 receiving yards and 35 touchdowns in his first three seasons, to just 2,708 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns over the past four years.
The drop-off in production is not necessarily all Beckham’s fault, of course. In addition to the torn ACL that ended his 2020 season after just seven games, Beckham played the entire 2019 season with a sports hernia that required surgery, a quadriceps injury in 2018, and suffered a fractured ankle in 2017.
Those injuries have not only cost Beckham numerous games, but likely have resulted in him not being the same player when he has been able to stay on the field. No matter how hard he works at his rehab, Beckham has suffered some major injuries that, combined with the physical nature of football, have to have had an impact on his body.
Still, there is no denying that Beckham works as hard - if not harder - than any other player in the league, as anyone who follows him on social media can easily see.
Such is the case with his latest Instagram video, which Beckham posted on Saturday and that references Scarface, Welcome Back Kotter and highlights all the work that Beckham is putting into his latest rehab:
It is too early to tell if Beckham can regain his status as one of the league’s most-feared wide receivers after his latest injury.
But there is no doubt that he appears to be doing everything in his power to make that a reality rather than a fan-driven fantasy.