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Odell Beckham Shares His Reaction To Eli Manning's Benching

Odell Beckham Jr. and Eli Manning congratulate each other during a game for the New York Giants.

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 07: Odell Beckham Jr. #13 thanks teammate Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants for the touchdown pass against the Carolina Panthers in the fourth quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

It seems like everyone has an opinion on Eli Manning being benched for Daniel Jones. Naturally, Odell Beckham Jr. was asked for his thoughts.

Beckham and Manning were teammates for five years, but the connection soured over the last couple of seasons as Beckham seemingly became frustrated with the veteran quarterback's play on the field. In fact, one Giants beat writer described Eli as the "source of his [Beckham's] discontent."

That unhappiness no doubt contributed to Beckham wanting out of New York, a wish the Giants granted when they traded him to Cleveland in the offseason.

Still, when asked about Manning's demotion, Beckham was complimentary, calling the 38-year-old signal caller "a brother" of his.

Disingenuous? Seems that way, though Beckham probably doesn't have any real ill will or feelings of animosity toward Eli.

He just didn't think he was good enough anymore. The Giants disagreed with that assessment at the time but seem to be acknowledging it at this point.

Manning will be the second-stringer for Big Blue on Sunday when they travel to Tampa to take on the Buccaneers.

Jones will be making his first career start after playing well in the preseason and briefly appearing in the team's Week 1 loss to Dallas.