At least a couple of times every season, the media declare a great – but nothing more – piece of play as the greatest ever. Call it knee-jerk reactions or bait to attract fans, but whatever it is, it happens.
This time, however, it's different.
In the game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made a one-handed 43-yard catch from Eli Manning for a touchdown – while unbalanced and falling backwards.
Instead of justifying why it is possibly the greatest catch of all-time, we'll let the video clip of the play do all the talking.
Crazy, isn't it?
What makes Beckham's catch even more outstanding is that he caught it with two fingers and a thumb.
Just to show you one of the many reasons this was the catch of the year..... pic.twitter.com/VdDYiqmb5F— Donté Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) November 24, 2014
As insane as this play was, there have certainly been signs that in Beckham the Giants have a special, special talent. Earlier this month, he had wowed everyone by doing this in the warmups: