Despite the headline, this isn’t a hot take. I’m not trying to convince you of anything. It’s a statement of fact, really: given Beckham’s increasingly violent tantrums, culminating in a legitimately dangerous after-the-whistle hit on Josh Norman, he had absolutely no business being in that football game.
Beckham claimed the frustration got to him. The Panthers were up 35-7 (the Giants would later mount a furious comeback, to tie the game on Beckham’s touchdown with Norman in coverage, but lose 38-35 on a last-second field goal) and Beckham had been held without a catch in the first half.