Expectations are that the New York Giants and star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. could agree on a new contract extension for the 24-year-old before the end of the 2017 season.
The New York Giants have every plan of extending the contract of Odell Beckham Jr. The question has been when it will happen, not if it will happen. The answer could be sooner than we think.
According to Jason La Conforta of CBS Sports, both the team and Beckham are open to doing an extension in the middle of the season. Beckham, who has been sidelined by an ankle injury, is hoping to return to action soon.
An Odell Beckham contract extension with the Giants could come in-season – https://t.co/8YWtYT4QKi https://t.co/uqsCzkQqGb
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 17, 2017
Beckham has stated his desire to become the highest paid player in the league. While that may not be likely to happen given how much money quarterbacks make, it is likely that Beckham will become the highest paid wide receiver in the league.
Owner John Mara has said he wants Beckham to be a Giant for life, and there has been no indication that Beckham wants to leave, so it’s highly likely that a deal gets done at some point.
The sides have two years to get a deal done, but it appears that both team and player want to sign a contract sooner rather than later.