How does Beckham stack up against a young Taylor?
By the end of Taylor's first training camp, teammates were calling him Superman and suggesting his locker should be replaced with a phone booth.
His dominant rookie season led directly to the establishment of the sack as an official statistic a year later.
In his first nine games as a fulltime NFL starter after Victor Cruz was lost for the season, Beckham averaged nine receptions, 133 yards a touchdown per game, numbers no wide receiver in NFL history has ever reached in a full season.
As impressive as Randy Moss' rookie season was, Beckham generated more receptions and just 7 fewer yards in four fewer games.
"I haven't seen a young receiver like this explode this way without much practice time in my entire life," NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock raved a couple of weeks ago.
Before Beckham turned in the catch of the year in late November, Around The NFL compared the league's latest sensation to a young Michael Jordan for his graceful quick-twitch athleticism, vice-grip hands, rare ball skills, easy leaping ability and improvisational creativity.
Already the most talented player on the field every time he hits the gridiron, Beckham has a chance to join Taylor and Frank Gifford as the most storied players in franchise history if he avoids debilitating injuries.
"When Victor Cruz gets back," NFL Media's Deion Sanders said Sunday on NFL GameDay Final, "I can't wait to see what's going to transpire in New York."